Republicans admit latest Trumpcare proposal is dead

Sen. Collins to vote no on Graham-Cassidy bill, appearing to halt Obamacare repeal

NPR and the New York Times have both confirmed the death of Graham-Cassidy, GOP's latest health care bill that would've seriously screwed over states like OR, due to opposition within the GOP on the part of Sens.

Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy, authors of the bill, had offered to boost federal healthcare funds by 43% in Maine. "Am I disappointed? Absolutely".

Earlier that day, President Donald Trump reportedly signaled during a bipartisan meeting at the White House that he would collaborate with Democratic lawmakers on health care if Senate Republicans were unable to repeal the ACA with Graham-Cassidy. On Monday evening, Sen.

On Monday, Sen. Susan Collins, a Republican from ME, finally came out against the bill, a position she'd been teetering toward for days.

Last week he told Senate Republicans that they had to replace Obamacare because "donors are furious" and the campaign money is drying up.

Under current budget reconciliation rules, Senate Republicans could not reach a simple majority of 51 votes to pass Graham-Cassidy before September 30. Lisa Murkowski, who opposed repeal over the summer, said she'd be open to his plan under other conditions, according to GOP senators in the room. But she outlined her concerns with the process and the unique challenges facing Alaska.

A new CBS poll released on Monday said 52 percent of Americans disapprove of the Graham-Cassidy bill, while 20 percent approve. This would have meant just one too many members against the bill for it to pass.

Some Republicans are of the view that heathcare and tax reform can be taken up during 2018 budget. But Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., called those discussions "premature" and "complicated".

Interestingly, Trump's frustration with Republicans has led him to float the idea of working with Democrats on a healthcare plan. "The bill is dead".

McCain brought to three the number of Republicans opposed to their party's latest attempt to undo Obamacare, and with Democrats united in opposition the party could only afford to lost two legislators. John Kennedy, R-La.

Trump and Pence's tweets have already turned to tax reform. "We're going to fulfill our promise". "It's changing four times and you're supposed to go defend it".

Senate Republicans have conceded defeat on their last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare".

Trump has called for the elimination of the filibuster before, but despite his continued calls to eliminate the filibuster, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has summarily rejected the idea.

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