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3 reasons repealing Obamacare next year is a lot harder

28 September 2017, 12:15 | Louis Holland

Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Family Foundation

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. "You can't fix anything [without that]".

Republicans had a September 30 deadline to pass legislation with just 50 votes and the help of a tie-breaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence, thanks to a legislative technique known as budget reconciliation.

Graham said the bill would have passed had there been more time to consider it.

"Medicare for all is a goal that we should all be fighting for", Gillibrand said. "Now was the reform easy?" It would return us all to a Wild West market in which insurance companies could discriminate against patients with pre-existing conditions, charging them more or imposing lifetime and annual benefit caps that render coverage useless to anyone that actually gets sick. "We must continue our efforts to reform our healthcare system - by reducing costs, increasing access, and providing quality healthcare that Americans deserve". Susan Collins (R-Maine) announced she would vote no on it Monday afternoon.

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Trump didn't name any of the four GOP senators who've said they're against the doomed measure.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that the party would not be giving up on health care reform but that they would be moving forward toward another legislative agenda, tackling tax reform instead.

Senator Paul voiced his opposition to the new Bill for an altogether different reason, saying it did not go far enough in repealing Obamacare.

Sen. Graham added, "What we're proposing is the end of single-payer health care". "It's obvious - we don't have the votes right now, you don't vote until you have them". With all senators in the Democratic Caucus expected to vote against the bill, Republicans can only afford a maximum of two dissenting votes in their own caucus and still be able to pass the bill with a simple majority.

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This latest attempt came on a bill from Sens. This proportion was 18% in 2010, the year of the adoption of Obamacare.

Even as the talk of repeal continued, however, a key Republican committee chairman said late Tuesday that he would seek to resume negotiations with Democrats on a more limited bipartisan package. Then they proceeded to tell the American people, 'We can't do it with just the Congress, we need the White House, too.' In 2016, the American people did their part yet again, and delivered Republicans the White House.

Because insurers must make decisions about rates and participation for the 2018 plan year by Wednesday, it's unclear if a stabilization bill would have an impact on next year. Patty Murray, the ranking Democrat, were "very close to an agreement". And the sponsors said they remain convinced that, when the time came, both would fall into line.

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