21 September, 2017
The TV presenter Jimmy Kimmel has said a U.S. senator "lied to his face" about a proposed healthcare bill that guarantees medical coverage for families. Lindsey Graham of SC and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, would, among other things, replace federal funding received by states through the ACA with block grants through 2026.
In addition, 10 governors from both parties asked congressional leaders in a letter to reject the GOP bill and instead seek bipartisan legislation making health care more affordable. But Paul calls Graham-Cassidy "Obamacare Lite" and says he will be voting no.
The Graham-Cassidy bill now being pushed in the Senate would repeal the individual and employer mandates as well as shift Obamacare's Medicaid expansion funding and insurance subsidy structure into a block grant program for states. "And we have committees where we could get that done", McCain said. Meanwhile, SPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals (XPH) and First Trust Health Care AlphaDEX (FXH) declined more than 1% apiece. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), one of the sponsors of the bill.
"I think the other side, why are they rushing this through?" "During the last month, we have worked hard and in good faith, but have not found the necessary consensus among Republicans and Democrats to put a bill in the Senate leaders' hands that could be enacted".
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While some Twitter users praised Trump for his "sense of humour" following the golf ball retweet, others berated him. In July, Trump retweeted a video of himself pummeling a wrestler with a CNN logo for a head.
Shortly after the president's tweets, Paul responded with his own tweets, renewing his criticism of the bill.
The bill would end for one year federal funding to states that pay for lower-income women on Medicaid to get reproductive health services at Planned Parenthood.
Cassidy and his chief co-sponsor, Sen. The grants would provide money to each state to do as it sees fit regarding health care, but with less money, meaning some people would lose Medicaid coverage unless the state was able to fund subsidies.
The group of 10 governors said that only bipartisan approaches "can achieve true, lasting reforms".
Ten other governors - both Democrats and Republicans - in a Tuesday letter asked Senate leaders Mitch McConnell of Kentucky a Republican and Chuck Schumer of NY, a Democrat - to take a bi-partisan approach.