At One Point, It Looked Like Graham-Cassidy Had Real Chance At Success. What Happened?
A major part of the reason it fell apart at the seams was because of the rush and thus the haphazard process of the trying to shove through the legislation.
Inside The Life And Death Of Graham-Cassidy
Sen. Lindsey Graham offered a eulogy for the GOP’s Obamacare repeal effort on Tuesday, but seized on one bright spot as a reason not to give up after a parade of health care disappointments. During a closed-door party meeting to discuss their terms of surrender, he told fellow Republicans that Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who opposed repeal over the summer, said she’d be open to his plan under other conditions, according to GOP senators in the room. (Haberkorn, Everett and Kim, 9/27)
The Wall Street Journal:
GOP Health Repeal’s Long And Winding Road
Republicans wasted little time getting their Affordable Care Act repeal off the ground this year, but the party hasn’t been able to agree on a plan that would appeal to both centrists and conservatives in the House and Senate. On Tuesday, Senate leaders said they would miss a key deadline for voting on an ACA repeal before the end of the fiscal year. Here’s a rundown of some key events in the party’s health push this year. (Kozo, 9/26)
Timeline: The GOP's Failed Effort To Repeal ObamaCare
For months, Republicans agonized over their ObamaCare repeal-and-replace effort. It was declared dead in the spring. Then revived and passed in the House. It appeared dead in the Senate this summer, but came back to life.But this week it met its demise — at least in the immediate future. The vehicle they were using to avoid a Democratic filibuster expires at the end of the month, and Republicans won’t be voting on another ObamaCare repeal bill this week. (Roubein, 9/26)