Can the Senate Push Aside the Saturday Deadline for Graham-Cassidy?

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The Tea Party-backed Kentuckian says there's too much spending in a proposal by Republicans Lindsey Graham of SC and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana - and calls for a "significant reassessment of this trillion-dollar spending regime".

The hearing was paused as several protesters, some wheelchair-bound, chanted, "No cuts to Medicaid".

The amendment would have barred NY from receiving federal reimbursements for state Medicaid funds raised by local governments, effectively forcing state officials to choose between collecting the $2.3 billion from its counties or facing a similar cut to the $33.15 billion the federal government contributes to the state.

Cruz made headlines on Sunday when he said at the Texas Tribune Festival that the legislation as written did not now have his support, though his answer did not definitively rule out backing the bill and added that he wants "to be a yes". An aide to Paul said that the Kentucky Republican opposed this version of the bill as well, citing how his requested changes were not included in Sunday's version.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., confirmed Monday morning that despite the last-minute changes, he's still a "no" vote. Sen. John McCain in his 2008 presidential campaign.

"Looks like Susan Collins and some others will vote against it", Trump said. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who said Sunday he didn't support the measure and said it needed added steps to drive down premiums. According to CNBC, whereas Alaska, Arizona, Maine and Kentucky would each lose billions of Medicaid funding under the earlier version of the bill, they would now gain $1.4 billion, $4.2 billion, $1.5 billion and $1.1 billion, respectively.

Facebook to share Russian-linked ads with congressional investigators
But he warned that Facebook is not going to be able to catch all undesirable material before it hits its social network. But he said the company will continue to examine fake accounts it has removed there for any evidence of meddling.

The Congressional Budget Office was expected to release its analysis of the legislation early this week. But the CBO did not have time to predict how the measure would affect the level of insurance coverage.

Maybe, maybe not. It's worth noting that one of the bill's two chief sponsors, and its main public advocate, Lindsey Graham, is now joining hard-core conservatives in arguing that the Obamacare-repeal drive should get yet another bite at the apple after September 30 via the next, FY 2018 budget resolution.

Paul said he wants a bill that would rely more on market forces in the health insurance industry. And it would place a federal spending cap on Medicaid. The bill would also make major changes to traditional Medicaid, capping the federal government's contribution.

The finding that the Graham-Cassidy bill could inflict collateral damage on red states as well as reliably Democratic ones seems somewhat counter-intuitive.

There was also a $15 billion reinsurance fund meant to ease concerns that altering the ACA's insurance regulations could leave the sickest Americans unable to afford health-care services.

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