Senator John McCain may have saved Obamacare again. He said he will not vote for the Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill, Trumpcare.
The Huffington Post reports the following.
WASHINGTON ― Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Friday that he doesn’t support the latest Obamacare repeal bill, all but ensuring Republicans’ last-ditch effort to gut the Affordable Care Act is dead in the water.
“I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal,” McCain said in a statement.
“I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried,” he said. “Nor could I support it without knowing how much it will cost, how it will affect insurance premiums, and how many people will be helped or hurt by it. Without a full [Congressional Budget Office] score, which won’t be available by the end of the month, we won’t have reliable answers to any of those questions.”
Republican leaders can only afford to lose three GOP senators on the bill, dubbed Cassidy-Graham. Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) have already indicated they don’t support it, so McCain’s comment means the bill doesn’t have the votes to pass. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) has also wavered on it.
Americans must not let up. They must keep calling their Senators to ensure they know that we do not want that bill. Contact your politician here.