Senate to vote, again, on healthcare – Graham Cassidy overhaul

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Tonight, Republican leaders say it’s a toss-up if they’ll have enough votes to repeal and replace Obamacare next week.  The Senate is set to consider a bill that shifts federal health funding to each state.

Critics worry millions could be left uninsured or under-insured for things like pre-existing conditions.  White House Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short says he’s aggressively trying to convince Republican Senators to support the Obamacare overhaul known as ‘Graham Cassidy’.  “In this case,” says Short, “there is a limited number of Senators on the fence and it’s more of a targeted effort.”

Brad Woodhouse of Protect our Care tells us, “It doesn’t replace the healthcare system; it repeals it, it devastates millions of people.  It raises costs and could leave 32 million people without coverage”.

The Senate will hold its first hearing on Graham Cassidy on Monday, but the Senate isn’t expected to vote until the end of the next week.

Click here for a quick fact list on Graham Cassidy to learn more.  

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