The latest Senate health care proposal, the Cassidy-Graham bill, was developed behind closed doors by a small group of senators.
"Many of us Democrats hoped our Republican colleagues would give bipartisanship a try. Nor could I support it without knowing how much it will cost, how it will effect insurance premiums, and how many people will be helped or hurt by it", he said. Answers to those questions will not be available until the Congressional Budget Office reviews the bill, he said, which is not expected to happen before the end of the month.
Republican lawmakers are facing a September 30 deadline to use the Fiscal Year 2017 budget to repeal and replace Obamacare, and the chances of them passing the latest health care bill appear slim, leaving some wonder what their next move will be.
Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) has already indicated he opposes the bill as insufficient in repealing Obamacare. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, Susan Collins of Maine, Dean Heller of Nevada, Rob Portman of Ohio, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.
Pence called a vote against Graham-Cassidy a vote to save Obamacare, and he said the Senate Republican majority was elected to repeal the law.
The Graham-Cassidy bill would also repeal the individual and employer mandates.
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Needless to say, the orange a-hole in the White House is not gonna be happy about this, which we believe will make John McCain very happy.
Dr. Jack Ende, president of the American College of Physicians (ACP), has said the proposal fails to meet ACP criteria to ensure that patient health is improved - not harmed - by changes to current law. And his "no" vote has meant a likely death blow to the bill. Lindsey Graham of SC and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, the architects of the latest effort.
Trump defended the bill, tweeting: "Large Block Grants to States is a good thing to do".
"Wouldn't it be ironic if he took John McCain's place?"
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He eventually holed out off spinner Ashley Nurse and walked off to a standing ovation from a near-capacity crowd. Root and Stokes both went in a rush of three wickets for 11 runs as Cummins briefly interrupted home progress.
McCain had emphasized over the last few weeks that he wanted the Graham-Cassidy measure to go through the regular order that involves reviewing it and marking it up at the committee level. Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, has also been clear since Graham-Cassidy gained momentum last week that he is opposed to the legislation.
"That has not been the case", McCain said.
As Congressional Republicans barrel head first into an ObamaCare repeal and replace bill experts say will totally decimate the US healthcare system, a group of House Democrats is demanding a halt until the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) scores the bill.
"I have to tell you, maybe - it's a little tougher without McCain's vote", he said at a rally in Huntsville.
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities estimated that Arizona could lose $6.9 billion by 2027 under Graham-Cassidy; another consultant, Avalere, put Arizona's estimated losses at $19 billion by 2027.
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