Friday, September 22, 2017

McCain says he can't vote for the GOP's Graham-Cassidy health care bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator John McCain said on Friday he opposes the latest Republican bill to dismantle Obamacare, dealing the measure a heavy blow, with several other Republicans still undecided on the measure.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been planning to bring the bill to the Senate floor for a vote next week, setting up what would be another dramatic decision on a 2010 law that President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans have vowed to dismantle.
But the announcement by McCain, a Republican who has often been at odds with Trump and who cast a crucial "no" vote in July that helped defeat a different Republican bill to repeal Obamacare, had the potential to up-end McConnell's plans. McConnell did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
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