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McCain coy on new GOP health care bill that Flake, Ducey are backing

Cassidy had referenced Kimmel on CNN, asking if principles he believed were necessary to pass a repeal and replacement of Obamacare.

The Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson legislation would shift Medicaid funding to states in a block-grant system - a set amount based on the number of enrollees in certain healthcare programs. They would need at least 50 of the 52 GOP votes in the Senate, but they're already facing pushback from some Republicans, including Kentucky Sen.

"But for the Senators who have yet to make up their mind on Graham-Cassidy, you still have the opportunity to prove that the well-being of tens of millions of Americans matters to you".

Trump says on Twitter that the developing plan is "GREAT!" and "Ends Ocare!" a reference to the existing "Obamacare" health law. It would keep most of the taxes that the ACA created.

Graham-Cassidy will largely reallocate the ACA's revenues to states in block grants, leaving it to governors to decide which benefits to offer and determine who qualifies for them. Graham-Cassidy would redistribute those funds so all states, including Iowa, would share in the funding. The analysis also estimated that premiums would increase by up to 20 percent by 2019.

America's Health Insurance Plans was even more explicit, saying it can not support the proposal authored by Senators Lindsey Graham of SC and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana.

"In states that obtain waivers, individuals with pre-existing conditions could face substantially higher premiums in the individual and small group markets, or find their policies do not cover essential services", according to the Manatt analysis.

"Last night Jimmy Kimmel personally attacked me", Kilmeade griped.

The arrangement, experts said, would set up a choice between a potentially multi-trillion dollar health care package, or an nearly guaranteed death spiral in the individual market along with a reversion to many the Affordable Care Act's policies. On Sept. 20, GOP Sen.

"This is a vehicle that I can get behind because it gives states the flexibility to meet the needs of Iowans", Reynolds said.

Thursday on "Fox & Friends", Cassidy repeated his claim that Kimmel does not understand the bill, the Huffington Post reported. "That's pretty much as much of a reason as the substance of the bill".

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