Senators introduce Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson

New Obamacare Repeal Plan Offered

President Donald Trump weighed in on - but did not explicitly endorse - a last-ditch Obamacare repeal plan unveiled by multiple Republican senators on Wednesday.

But a group of bipartisan governors that includes Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval have voiced concerns that the bill would continue to scale back federal funds for Medicaid, which could force states to pick up a larger financial burden to provide coverage to the most vulnerable populations.

"This latest attempt by Republicans to undermine the Affordable Care Act and destroy Medicaid is mean-spirited and must fail".

While Republicans mull over these proposals, almost a dozen Senate Democrats are rallying behind legislation that aims to expand Medicare and create a single-payer health care system in America.

"Here's what they're doing: they're comparing funding levels under their block grant in 2026 to funding levels under the ACA in 2020".

"I know it may appear last minute - well, it is last minute - but it is the right approach at the right time", former Senator Rick Santorum, R-Penn., who helped craft the bill, said at the press conference with its sponsors. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. and various Democrats to unveil a new single-payer bill that would cover all Americans under a more comprehensive version of Medicare. An earlier effort to replace Obamacare failed by one vote in July.

At least two Democratic senators - Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Tim Kaine of Virginia - have expressed interest in automatically enrolling uninsured Americans in a low-priced insurance plan, a proposal that was included in one Republican plan to repeal Obamacare earlier this year.

On the other side of the aisle, Sen.

The bill's announcement comes on the same day that Sen. If the senators' 2015 words meant anything, they will push for a vote on the bill before the end of September. Moreover, one of the GOP senators who wound up supporting skinny repeal, Rand Paul, has announced opposition to Graham-Cassidy.

"The federal government is completely out of its element in trying to regulate health insurance", she said. Paul. You should trust Matt Bevin to deliver health care, state run health care vs. with Washington run healthcare.

But according to the Congressional Budget Office, several of the proposals in this bill would actually increase the federal deficit, including the proposed elimination of cost-sharing payments.

"Here's my challenge to the Republican leadership: Act like this matters, because it does", Graham said. It takes us off the path to single payer health care - which would be a disaster - and puts us on a path toward local control.

"Looking beyond the partisan rhetoric of the past, we can all agree that issues need to be addressed to strengthen the individual market for consumers", they write.

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