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Most Republicans Throwing Cold Water On Last-Ditch Plan To Gut Health Law

Despite support from President Donald Trump, the bill by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) isn't getting a warm welcome from colleagues on the Hill.

Politico: Senate GOP Accepting Defeat On Obamacare Repeal
Senate Republicans are throwing cold water on the idea of holding another Obamacare repeal vote before their opportunity to gut the law on a party-line vote expires at the end of this month. Though President Donald Trump and some Senate Republicans are pushing a plan being devised by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) to block grant federal health care funding to the states and keep much of Obamacare's taxes, the idea of passing the measure by month's end appears almost impossible, according to senators and aides. (Everett, 9/7)

Bloomberg: GOP Senators To Try Again With Alternate Obamacare Replacement 
Republican Senators Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham said Thursday they will introduce a revised version of their proposal to replace Obamacare, with the goal of getting a vote by the end of this month. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has promised a vote in September if the senators can line up 50 of their colleagues to back the measure, Cassidy said in an interview, adding that President Donald Trump is supportive of the plan. (Litvan and Dennis, 9/7)

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