Rand Paul: Graham-Cassidy Bill 'Barely Obamacare Lite'

AMA urges senators not to abandon bipartisan stabilization talks

Greg Nash

On last night's "Jimmy Kimmel Live", Kimmel reminded viewers of the definition of that test: "No family should be denied medical care, emergency or otherwise, because they can't afford it".

President Donald Trump and Republican Senate leaders are engaged in a frantic search for votes in a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare".

The bill also caps Medicaid enrollment and funding, which could affect more than 60 million people.

The latest GOP effort has received relatively little attention, overshadowed by last week's introduction by Sen.

"Stop using my name", Kimmel said, "'cause I don't want my name on it.

Santorum said, "I think that came about because we're putting together a plan here in health care that people are looking at and saying, gee, why couldn't our leadership do something like that?" Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.

"What we do know is that this new Trumpcare bill, the Graham-Cassidy legislation, is worse in many ways than the previous versions of Trumpcare", Schumer said. The block grant approach comes from a major welfare reform law that Santorum helped author in 1996. But he says he won't back it because it would take money away from New Jersey and other states that expanded Medicaid.

The new repeal bill would keep levies on top earners - a 3.8 percent tax on net investment income and a 0.9 percent Medicare surtax for individuals earning more than $200,000 or couples above $250,000. The big sell point to Republicans is that they get to pass this mess on to the states and take no responsibility for throwing people off of their health insurance and raising premiums. "And guess what? The new bill does none of those things", Kimmel said.

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Republicans have a deadline till September 30 till which they can use their 2017 budget reconciliation bill as a way to pull apart Obamacare with a simple majority in the Senate, according to CNN Money.

Their efforts come despite bipartisan efforts in both houses to improve the Affordable Care Act, which independent experts and the CBO said is working well in most areas, despite claims to the contrary by Trump and congressional Republicans. Cory Booker, D-N.J., said on the Senate floor. Medicaid was expanded in IL under Obamacare.

On Tuesday, Kimmel said in his monologue that the bill introduced by Cassidy and fellow Republican Sen.

On behalf of the physician and medical student members of the American Medical Association (AMA), I am writing to express our opposition to the Cassidy-Graham-Heller-Johnson Amendment to H.R. 1628, the "American Health Care Act of 2017".

McConnell could call the Graham-Cassidy bill for a vote anytime before September 30 under reconciliation rules - which means Republicans could have continued trying to find a health care bill that could get 51 votes even if debt ceiling and spending clashes were still on their plates.

OH would lose $2.5 billion and Alaska $255 million.

The bill would undo the central pillars of President Barack Obama's health care law and replace them with block grants to states so they can devise their own health care coverage rules.

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