Murkowski says latest healthcare repeal effort failed from 'lousy' vote process
- Author: Zachary Reyes Sep 27, 2017,
Sep 27, 2017, 22:46
Graham said, "We're on path to pass Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson".
A report from Standard & Poor's Global Ratings suggested that the latest proposed health-care bill could hurt the USA economy, states, and health insurers. "So it's going to fail", said senior Republican and Senate Finance Committee chairman Orrin Hatch, remarking, "Everybody knows that's going to fail".
Ahead of her prepared statement issued Tuesday morning, Murkowski answered CNN reporters who asked her about her voting plans, stating that she did not believe there even would be a vote on the bill. "But we are disappointed in certain so-called Republicans".
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.
"One of the problems with the Affordable Care Act is that it was pushed through without a single Republican vote". He went on to say, "This is not the last chance, this is the best chance" to preserve health care for millions.
For seven years, Republicans have won elections on the promise to repeal the healthcare law and replace it with a conservative plan that removes decision-making power from the federal government.
In July, Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) cast the deciding vote against repealing Obamacare, complaining about the rushed process.
Republicans had until Saturday to gather the 51 votes they need to pass the legislation before a rule allowing a simple majority expires but now there won't be any vote at all.
The measure won't advance in the Republican-led Senate.
On Monday, Trump posted an old video of McCain talking about repealing and replacing Obamacare. A study found that 41,600 additional Americans would die each year due to a lack of healthcare coverage under Graham-Cassidy.
"We basically ran out of time", said Sen.
On Monday, Susan Collins became the third Republican senator to break with the party on the bill to put an end to the health care law enacted under President Barack Obama.
"[Trump] made that clear that if he didn't get what he wanted, he was going to work with Democrats on a plan", Democratic Rep. Richard Neal of MA said after the meeting.