I have been posting over the last month or so about the Republican effort to Repeal and Replace Obamacare with the Graham/Cassidy/Heller/Johnson Bill. We have seen major movement over the weekend! I posted the following in my blog earlier this morning.
One of the Left’s biggest fears at this point is that the CBO will only issue a score in terms of the financial component of the bill. The CBO has asked the Parliamentarian if that would be enough. The Parliamentarian responded that it would.
Financially, the bill will look great because of the hundreds of billions of dollars it will save the Federal Government over 10 years. The CBO would use part of October to detail the numbers in terms of coverage under this bill in comparison to Obamacare.
Please keep in mind that the CBO will announce that by getting rid of the Individualized Mandate, 16 million Americans will be without Healthcare. THIS IS A COMPLETE FALLACY! The only reason many of those folks buy Obamacare policies is because they don’t want to pay the tax penalty.
From the article linked above:
Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin has scheduled a Sept. 26 hearing on how states can reduce their health care costs through block grants, a move viewed as a table-setter for a potential vote on the last-gasp Obamacare repeal bill he is pushing with three fellow Republicans.
Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana say they are just one or two votes shy of the 50 GOP votes they need, with Vice President Mike Pence serving as tie-breaker.
In a letter to CBO Director Keith Hall, leading Democrats urged his office not to cut any corners as Republicans seek a fast-track review of the bill.
“A comprehensive CBO analysis is essential before Republicans force a hasty, dangerous vote on what is an extreme and destructive repeal bill. Members of Congress and the American people need to know the full consequences of Graham-Cassidy before any vote,” the letter signed by Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the top Democrats on the House and Senate budget committees said.
Republicans senators Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska joined Mr. McCain in voting against a limited repeal bill last time around, so they could be tough to bring around on Graham-Cassidy.
Meanwhile Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, doubled down on his opposition in a series of tweets Monday, saying it wasn’t conservative enough.
“Trumpcare is back, and it’s meaner than ever,” Mr. Schumer said. “The GOP’s latest attempt to cut backroom deals that strip health care away from millions of Americans should be a red-siren for families across the country that their health care is on the line.”