Interesting turn of events in the fight to Repeal and Replace Obamacare! The left is completely up in arms. They are realizing that the anti movement has fallen asleep on all things related to the GOP efforts to Repeal and Replace Obamacare with the Graham/Cassidy Bill. You have Democrat Senators tweeting on Sunday that the threat is real and they have to mobilize in order to save Obamacare!
Below is a tweet from Democrat Senator, Chris Murphy from CT. Pocahontas, Kamala Harris, Tom Carter, Maggie Hassan, Al Franken and Crying 😭 Chuck have been tweeting the resistance to mobilize! Congress is only in session Monday through Wednesday this week because of the Jewish Holidays on Thursday and Friday.
This article from the Politico about seven hours ago shows that the Republicans are about to take the dive into the deep end of the water 💦 during the week of the 25th. Also the President has said that he will make calls to Governors and Senoate members if needed. The remaining WH personnel from our VP on down will be all in on this effort.
In the end, our President was brilliant for clearing out the September calendar by cutting the deal on the Debt Ceiling and Budget with the Democrats. Bernie Sanders killed the Democrats by introducing Medicaid for All during September rather than waiting for October 1st since any Repeal and Replace effort would have been officially dead 💀. The Senate only has until September 30th to get it passed. The House would not be restricted to the September 30th date for Reconciliation. Meaning they can vote on it in October BUT it must pass as is and can’t be sent back to the Senate with adjustments.
Mitch may be seeing the writing on the wall! Tuesday, September 26th will be a MAJOR EMBARRASSMENT when Roy Moore beats Luther Strange in the Republican Runoff in Alabama. What better way to save face than having the Senate Repeal and Replace Obamacare after promising to do so for seven years.
The stars are aligning! Andy Slavitt is so worried that he is also beginning to focus on House Republicans because he realizes that the bill may pass out of the Senate!
From the article linked above:
Obamacare repeal is on the brink of coming back from the dead.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his leadership team are seriously considering voting on a bill that would scale back the federal government’s role in the health care system and instead provide block grants to states, congressional and Trump administration sources said.
Right now, support for the bill — which would replace Obamacare’s tax subsidies with block grants, end the law’s individual insurance mandate and scale back its Medicaid expansion — among Republican senators is short of 50 votes. But McConnell and his lieutenants will gauge support this week in private party meetings with help from President Donald Trump, administration and Capitol Hill sources said.
“McConnell and his team are engaged and serious about the vote and working with the conference to build support for Graham-Cassidy,” a source familiar with the bill’s prospects said Sunday. The “White House is also operating with all hands on deck.”
White House officials began making calls last week to Republican Senate offices and plan to whip Senate votes this week, an administration official said. Supporters of the Graham-Cassidy bill have tried to keep their efforts to round up votes quiet so far, this official said, but the push is ramping up.
The president asked about the Graham-Cassidy proposal in conversations this weekend in Bedminster, New Jersey, and is likely to call senators this week while he is in New York at the United Nations, the administration official said, though much of the work will be done on the senior staff level.
Some Republicans believe that if the bill were put on the floor Monday, it would have the support of 49 senators.
McConnell is expected to discuss the matter with his leadership team on Monday, then weigh support for the bill with his full caucus on Tuesday. At lunch last Thursday, most of the caucus pushed for another try on health care, and McConnell was favorably inclined, as long as it won’t fail again.
RAND PAUL IS OUT & MOST LIKELY SUSAN COLLINS! LUCIFER IS LIKELY TO VOTE YES! IT WILL ALL COME DOWN TO LISA MURKOWSKI!
It’s an incredibly steep task. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said he is a “no,” panning the bill as “Obamacare lite.” And Republicans believe Collins also won’t vote for it, though she has not made a final decision. Graham-Cassidy backers can’t afford to lose another vote.
McCain has been cautiously open to the approach, but some more conservative senators could scuttle it since the bill keeps many of Obamacare’s taxes. Some senators are expected to wait until the CBO score arrives until making a final decision.
Despite the long odds, Senate Republicans are hesitant to give up given the beating they have taken from the president, his staff and the GOP base. If the Senate GOP could revive Obamacare repeal, it would help lift a cloud of conservative angst hanging over the Senate majority after July’s failure.
The collapse of that effort is hurting incumbent senators up for reelection and could fuel primary challenges next year, senators said.
And passage of a repeal bill could get the Senate GOP back in the good graces of Trump, who has repeatedly courted Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer this month.