Republicans Trying to Round Up Two or Three Votes in Last Attempt to Overturn Obamacare

Sep 16, 2017

Republicans are trying to find two to three votes in a last ditch effort to replace Obamacare with a system of block grants to the states. Senator Bill Cassidy predicted, “I am pretty confident we’ll get there on the Republican side. We’re probably at 48-49 [votes] and talking to two or three more.” Senator Rand Paul announced his opposition to the proposed legislation because it keeps too much of ObamaCare. The legislation would give more power to the states. It would end ObamaCare “funding for subsidies to help people afford coverage and funding for the Medicaid expansion, instead converting both pots of money into a block grant to states.” Democrats see the bill as a real threat. They argue that the block grants would be “too small and would lead to cuts in Medicaid and other health spending.”