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Senator Talks Up Bipartisan Health-Care Effort After GOP Failure

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Senator Talks Up Bipartisan Health-Care Effort After GOP Failure

The newest effort by Republicans to craft health care legislation made headlines last week. Susan Collins of ME became the third GOP senator to announce opposition.

Senator John McCain, R-Arizona, another opponent of the bill, had objected to the rushed process of the bill's attempted passage and called for a return to regular order with thorough hearings and bipartisan input.

A Republican plan to replace Obamacare will not be voted on this week, effectively signalling its collapse.

But now that Obamacare is not going away anytime soon, the focus is shifting back to a short-term deal.

Regardless of what happens to Graham-Cassidy, there are signs that plenty of Republicans in Washington - both in the White House and Capitol Hill - are simply not ready to give up. So far, they have nothing to show for it.

"I'm a practical guy". "Look, I'm not a congressman, I don't want to tell you how to do your jobs", Kimmel said. Others felt Congress needed to have more discussion on a universal health care system. "This isn't about sides, it's about people who are sick", he said.

Hickenlooper, who has been working with Republican Gov. Cheaper, "bronze" plans offer catastrophic coverage but would mean much higher out-of-pocket costs for most medical care. For the American people, when it comes to Obamacare, the worst is yet to come.

- $500,000 in new money for Obamacare enrollment outreach plus additional funding to set up state reinsurance programs (essentially a way for states to insure the insurance companies and bring down premiums). "They're unified in their support for continuing the devastation of Obamacare".

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There was much talk of returning to the repeal effort later, but not all Republican senators were putting on that fearless face. For the rest of 2017, Senate Democrats would be able to filibuster any GOP health care bill.

Out of 277 total respondents, 188 - about 68 percent of the vote - believe Congress should oppose the bill. We need a couple of things: "term limits and all government officials and workers from the top down need to be subject to the same health care that they pass".

Meanwhile, Republicans insist their fight for repeal is not over.

As of September 30, the ability for Republicans to repeal Obamacare and replace it with another system using the budget reconciliation process will expire.

They now turn their attention to tax reform. It confuses those issues.

"Don't know", he said simply.

McCain cast the deciding vote in July against an earlier version of legislation that would have repealed ObamaCare, returning to the Senate floor just 11 days after he had surgery to remove a brain tumor. (Both Republicans declared Sanders to be "the most honest" of all senators, which sounds like a compliment, and partially is, but is also code for all-Democrats-are-socialists-but-only-Bernie admits-it.) Still, in these times, we have to notice civility when we stumble on it. Of course, he didn't say whether he had offered any substantive concessions to attract Democrats. "I know it sounds insane, but sometimes you have to think inside the box, okay?"

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