Sen. Bill Cassidy will defend the Republican "Obamacare" repeal bill before a Senate panel on Monday.
In a series of tweets starting at 6.42am, the president attacked Senator John McCain, whom he said had "let Arizona down"; goaded wavering Republicans in an attempt to persuade them to come on board; and praised Graham-Cassidy, the current and controversial plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Minority leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., "sold John McCain a bill of goods".
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who brought the bill with Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, said on ABC's "This Week" he thinks the measure still has a chance to pass and that there's no possibility for a bipartisan repeal-and-replace effort that would bring Democrats into the process - an outcome that Collins urged. John McCain (R-AZ), who is also opposing the health care reform bill.
Repealing and replacing Obamacare was a major campaign promise for President Trump and for Republicans running for Congress in the past several campaigns.
Trump, speaking at a political rally Friday night in Alabama, called McCain's opposition "sad" and "a awful, frightful thing" for the Republican Party. "We already have a problem under the Affordable Care act with the cost of premiums and deductibles, and finally, I'm very concerned about the erosion of protections for people with pre-existing conditions".
Instead, the federal government would block-grant health care funding to the states - which critics say could destabilize the healthcare market and cut millions of people off of insurance.
Republicans have only a slim Senate majority and can not afford to lose many votes on the bill, their latest attempt to dismantle a law that brought health insurance to millions of Americans and became former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature domestic achievement.
The criticism comes a day after the Arizona senator announced in a statement that he can not "in good conscience" vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal. "I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried", McCain said.
Graham looked appeal to other Republicans on Sunday, including Sen.
"Right now they don't have my vote and I don't think they have [Sen.] Mike Lee's (R-Utah) either", Cruz said at the Texas Tribune Festival, The Hill reported on Sunday. The White House continues to hold out hope that one, Rand Paul of Kentucky, can be persuaded to change his position - but the senator pushed back on the effort.
After blasting McCain, Trump on Saturday singled out Paul and Murkowski.
"We're all in", one senior GOP aide said. Susan Collins said Friday she, too, is leaning against the bill, and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska was also a possible "no", making it highly unlikely that McConnell can prevail.
In the press release, the aforementioned medical groups claim that the Graham-Cassidy plan would be impossible to implement within a year. Murray said in a statement, though, that they "identified significant common ground" but GOP leaders chose to "freeze" the bipartisan effort and push the party's own plan. The Maine moderate also criticized a provision letting states make it easier for insurers to raise premiums on people with pre-existing medical conditions. States that rejected the Medicaid expansion would gain $73 billion.
The legislation would do away with Obamacare's individual mandate requiring most Americans to buy health insurance or pay a fine. A vote taken any later than that would have to garner at least 60 votes for passage.
Trump was the VIP guest on the French president's viewing stand for a parade of French military troops and equipment. Seated beside the USA president, Macron said: "The strength that unites our relationship is that we say everything".
The bug affects anyone who downloaded CCleaner version 5.33 or updated their version between August 15 and September 12 . The company also added that the rogue server is down and other potential servers are out of the control of the attacker.
A Burundian refugee told AFP: "I saw people falling down, men, women and children who were completely unarmed". The UN envoy called for a swift investigation and urged Congo's security forces to use force as a last resort.
Solim Hossain, a 67-year-old refugee, who looked lost among the huge crowd of people, said: "I do not know what to do". Refugee status prapt karne ke liye ek process hota hai aur inmein se kisi ne iss procedure ko follow nahi kia hai.
Among the many propaganda tactics of disinformation is to use true information to manufacture false conclusions. Among the officials who requested the spy reports was Obama's national security adviser, Susan Rice.
He added, "For now, the fact that " Newton " has been selected as India's official entry is in itself a big deal for me". Rajkummar Rao's Newton has been winning hearts and has managed to impress the audience and the critics alike.
So is this the end of Toys "R" Us? The idea is to negotiate with creditors to shed some of the debt, in a restructuring effort. The filing comes just as the retailer is gearing up for the holiday shopping season, which accounts for the bulk of its sales.
Support for the government-backed UPI ( Unified Payments Interface ) means the service is compatible with a number of major banks. The new mobile application enables you to send and receive money from friends by linking up your bank accounts to your mobile.
The ban also applies to vessels that have done a ship-to-ship transfer with a vessel that has visited North Korea within 180 days. China, responsible for about 90 percent of North Korea's trade, serves as the country's conduit to the worldwide banking system.
With Trim It, Loop, Bounce and Long Exposure tools, you can now use desired functionality without ever needing a third-party app. There are lot more, but these are some of the likely ones you will want to try out after upgrading to iOS 11 .
Though there have been reports that Hart split from his wife, his pregnant spouse Eniko has been seen wearing her wedding ring. Montia Sabbag , who describes herself as an aspiring actress and model, has hired Lisa Bloom to legally represent her.
Manchester City vs Crystal Palace
The 28-year-old's treble last weekend scored him a whopping 30 points, making him Dream Team's player of Game Week 5. The Premier League leaders will be without Ilkay Gundogan for the Palace clash.
North Korea quake might have been explosion
Trump said the United States would "totally destroy" North Korea if it threatened the United States or its allies. There have been concerns about the stability of the nuclear test site since the September 3 test.
Death threats as Catalan referendum debate turns ugly
Legal and judicial associations said Thursday's court protest was an attack on the judiciary's independence and should be ignored. Catalan Vice President Oriol Junqueras acknowledged that the crackdown had disrupted the referendum plans.
Vikings' Bradford out against Bucs; Keenum to start again
When asked what he's evaluating to decide if can play Sunday, Bradford said if he can't perform in practice, he likely won't play. You can't have penalties that keep drives alive. "You've got to be able to do what the position requires you to do".
NEW Jewish NL'ers Celebrate Rosh Hashanah
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Hospital Removes Nurses That Called Newborns 'Mini Satans'
Joy Allen added: "As a former Navy daughter, Navy wife and mother of a child born at NAS JAX I am sicken by this behaviour". ABC affiliate WFTS reported that the photo is an image from a Snapchat account belonging to one of the employees.
The Week 4 Coaches' Poll Top 25 Is Out
I flipped Oklahoma State and Ohio State in the eighth and ninth spots this week on the basis of the Cowboys' work at Pitt. LSU fell all the way from 12th to 25th after getting smoked by Mississippi State , 37-7, on Saturday evening.