Three Republican Senators Kill Graham-Cassidy

Sep 26, 2017

Senator Susan Collins of Maine killed the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill when she announced that she would join Senators McCain and Paul to vote against it. Collins opposed the bill for three reasons. 1. It would take $1 trillion out of the Medicaid program between 2020 and 2036. 2. There is the possibility that states could “weaken protections for people with pre-existing conditions.” 3. Finally she said that physicians, insurers, and hospitals did not support the plan. Under Graham-Cassidy, responsibility for healthcare services would be returned to the states, and it would overturn the individual mandate. If Graham-Cassidy is brought to a vote, it will likely be defeated. Republicans will try to shore up Obamacare and keep it stable.