With Senator McCain’s announcement that he opposes the Graham-Cassidy repeal bill, Leader McConnell ought to abandon this last ditch effort to jam TrumpCare through the Senate.
Well, we can't say we're surprised. For a bill that takes health care away from millions of Americans, slashes Medicaid, imposes an age tax on older Americans, and makes coverage for Americans with pre-existing conditions unaffordable, it’s no wonder only 24% of Americans approve of Republicans’ latest version of TrumpCare.
While Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans prepare to bring their latest TrumpCare bill to the Floor next week, editorial boards across the country are voicing strong opposition to the legislation – which would be even worse for families than previous versions – and urging Senators to oppose it.
It is deeply disappointing that Senate Republicans would abandon the bipartisan Murray-Alexander effort to stabilize our health care markets.
We have some news for all of the Republican Senators who have expressed concern about Americans with pre-existing conditions: the latest TrumpCare bill won’t protect them.