No Great Surprise

Sep 23, 2017

Senator John McCain announced on Friday that he could not “in good conscience” support the Graham-Cassidy legislation that would block grant money to the states for healthcare. The ailing senator said, “As I have repeatedly stressed, health care reform legislation ought to be the product of regular order in the Senate.” The senator said that he had no idea how much the program would cost, how it would effect insurance premiums, and who would be helped or hurt by it. Senator McCain stressed the need for bi-partisanship, “I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried.” Since Senator McCain is functionally a Democrat, simply by his voting for Graham-Cassidy, he would make it a grand bi-partisan effort.