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Trump slams Sen. Rand Paul over ObamaCare repeal role

Trump slams Sen. Rand Paul over ObamaCare repeal role”

"We can't let them do this to our children, our senior citizens, our veterans, or to any of us", Kimmel said Tuesday in a heartfelt monologue to start his show, "Jimmy Kimmel Live", on Walt Disney Co's DIS, +0.34% ABC.

In a statement released on Monday, Ducey said the proposal is the "best path forward to repeal and replace Obamacare" and that he will work with Congress and the Trump administration to "give states more flexibility and more options moving forward".

Cassidy responded to Kimmel's comments with a statement defending his bill as "must-pass" legislation to help cover people and noting Republicans faced a September 30 deadline. On repealing Obamacare, Republicans are testing it one more time. Lindsey Graham of SC not only fails the "Jimmy Kimmel test", but also what he called the "Bill Cassidy test". If not, he said, Cassidy should "stop using my name because I don't want my name on it".

Meanwhile, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., is coming under fire from Democrats and others due to his support for the Graham-Cassidy bill. "But I am confident that we can reach a deal if we keep working together, and I am committed to getting that done".

Moving forward, the President through a subsequent tweet, hoped and urged the Republican Senators to support the new Obamacare repeal bill propagated by Sens.

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But the Graham-Cassidy bill does not contain those guarantees.

During his program Tuesday, Kimmel pointed to the efforts of three Republican senators, John McCain of Arizona, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of ME, to help defeat the latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. "Improvements to our health care insurance markets should control costs, stabilize the market and positively impact coverage and care of millions of Americans, including many who are dealing with mental illness, chronic health problems and drug addiction".

Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and John McCain of Arizona, the three Republicans whose "no" votes killed previous iterations of the Senate healthcare bill. "This guy, Bill Cassidy, just lied right to my face", Kimmel continued. The bill would cut funding for Medicaid substantially, causing many people to lose their health insurance.

A bipartisan group of governors, major health industry groups and consumer advocates also opposed the latest bill.

Ten other governors - both Democrats and Republicans - in a Tuesday letter asked Senate leaders Mitch McConnell of Kentucky a Republican and Chuck Schumer of NY, a Democrat - to take a bi-partisan approach.



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