Backers To Resuscitate ACA Repeal After Failure

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A], September 27: In a big blow to United States President Donald Trump's campaign promise of overhauling the heath care, the Senate will not vote this week on the latest Republican legislation (Graham-Cassidy bill) to repeal and replace Obamacare.

"We don't have the votes", Louisiana Republican Senator Bill Cassidy said moments after the caucus meeting.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal draft was rejected from reaching vote Tuesday afternoon, after multiple Senate majority leaders expressed opposition to its details.

The latest iteration of the bill was sponsored by GOP Sens.

McConnell, R-Ky., and other Republicans characterized the decision as a short-term setback. A one-size fits all approach to health care does not work. "We're not going to do that this week", McConnell said. "Do not be celebrating losing an opportunity to repeal and replace Obamacare, because it's collapsing". They've been promising to erase that law since its 2010 enactment but have never rallied behind a plan to replace it.

Graham said Republicans will return to repeal efforts after tax reform sessions end, noting it's only "a matter of when" a repeal will be enacted.

A key Republican moderate, Sen.

Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, "believes Congress should move forward with bipartisan healthcare legislation that can pass, " her spokesman, Tom Flanagin, said. She joined Republican Sens.

Meanwhile, DW reported that the latest bid to repeal Obamacare has flat lined after Republican Senator Susan Collins announced she would vote against it. Cruz aides said he was seeking changes that would let him vote yes.

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Kasich has been strongly opposed to current Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare, including the Graham- Cassidy bill introduced by Sens.

A major concern for conservatives is that the bill would have left most Affordable Care Act regulations in place, though states could choose to opt out of them.

"Patty Murray is ready to get back to the negotiating table, and we're with her", Sen.

Democrats rejoiced over the GOP's retreat.

Graham-Cassidy is a nightmare, and Senate Republicans aren't going to stop until it harms hundreds of millions of Americans.

"[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. Trump has threatened to block those payments.

The significant difference of this most recent repeal rejection is that it may have been the Republican party's last attempt. Others challenged the value of shining a fresh spotlight on their inability to pass the bill. In fact, in an extensive floor speech the senator cited the failure to follow "regular order" as his reason against voting for the "skinny repeal" proposal that came before the Graham-Cassidy plan. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Lindsey Graham of SC.

32 million people are projected to lose their health insurance under Graham-Cassidy.

He called the vote postponement a "disappointment": "To those who will celebrate the fact that we won't have that vote just yet, think of those families of three making 401 percent of federal poverty level, those states, and those patients in those non- expansion states".

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