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Sunday, 09 July 2017 14:21

McCain: Obamacare replacement bill is likely ‘dead’

Written by  Marisa Schultz

WASHINGTON – The Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare is likely “dead,” according to Sen. John McCain.

The Arizona Republican and 2008 GOP presidential nominee said the prospect of passage doesn’t look good when senators return to work this week.

“I think my view is it’s probably going to be dead, but –I’ve been wrong,” McCain told CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “I thought I’d be president of the United States. ….I fear that it’s going to fail.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been trying to modify the bill during Fourth of July recess to ease concerns of moderates over Medicaid spending reductions as well placate conservatives wanting more Obamacare repeals. The target date for a vote has been by the end of the month, according to Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas)

The legislation is unpopular in public opinion polls, but Republicans want to make good on a longstanding campaign promise to repeal President Obama’s healthcare plan they believe is failing.

McCain suggested starting all over and bringing Democrats to the table.

“If you shut out the adversary or the opposite party, you’re going to end up the same way Obamacare did when they rammed it through with 60 votes. Only guess what? We don’t have 60 votes,” McCain said.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is pushing changes to the bill that would allow insurers the freedom to offer skimpier plans as long they still provide one robust plan that meet Obamacare standards. He hopes it could get enough conservatives holdouts on board.

“There’s no doubt this has been a rocky path to getting there, but I continue to believe we can get this done,” Cruz told CBS.

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Repeal Obamacare! That is what we elected you to do. We don't want or need any National Healthcare Plan so stop trying to give us one.

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Let Odummy care implode!! The Demorats will own that one!! Go back to the old Welfare medical card!! Able bodied people need to work for their insurance!!

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The “anti-Trump” operatives, politicians and legislators either have an ill founded anti-American passion or have been bought through massive bribes, [donations, gifts, campaign funding…], extortion [entrapment by evidence of sexual or other character destructive exploits] or some psychological indebtedness to their perceived benefactors.
. These benefactors (via lobbyists) are of the establishment which is the shadow government directed by a cartel of international and big bankers who control us (our country) as a legal corporation. This cartel also controls the NWO via the UN, One World Bank, IMF and their international laws which emanate from the headquarters in Brussels and foreign based banks.
. I cannot think of any agency or department recently established or expanded that benefits “We the People”. These entities use our taxpayer funds for their corporate research/studies to only benefit themselves or create barriers for competition [E.G. limit new medicine or product approvals while hiding proof to continue their use of harmful but profitable ones].
. Within Establishment leadership, many are secretly entrapped by or members to Skull and Bones, Bilderberg, Illuminati, Bohemian Grove, … and I cannot identify one with a Biblical world view within the hundreds of names I searched. In 2012 the DNC eliminated and denounced all mention of or references to God.
. I believe President Trump is fulfilling his promises (our “Election Prayers”) and often is in direct opposition to the Anti-God control and beliefs of the Establishment. As a result, the Establishment’s well-funded ‘anti-trump’ effort creates, distorts, embellishes and fabricates every form of disruption, slander, scandal and lie to destroy this presidency and uses their willing media to shamelessly and repeatedly promote them. Being anti-God, they do not see the risk of those following the Koran which is Satan’s counterfeit and antitheses of God’s Bible.
. Yet, with hundreds of hired investigators & reporters, not even one accusation has substantiated, presented with verified evidence or proven valid. Now most people are awakening to the Establishment’s corruption and are becoming very aware of what is happening.

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Well now we know what is inside Mr. Potato Head's head....ZIP....please retire and RIP.

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I think all government healthcare is dead with the exception of Medicare. I think this RINO in this story is close to being a ca-dabber himself! RETIRE YOU OLD RINO!

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Leave Obamacare alone. Let it fail on its own faults. THEN, replace with a new bill.

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McCain you are so negative . And you want SOROS to win don't you.??? McCain I find you to be a wet blanket and trust you --- you've got to be kidding. Lets come out with the truth your a globalist and that Soros has given you money --speaks plenty. Well if you want to break that thinking of people you are going to have to prove it. So we want obamacare done. and get a better healthcare for the people. And this is urgent so start racking your brains.!!!

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RINOS,RINOS, RINOS, why can you not keep your promise?," REPEAL OVOMIT CARE"

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Well McCain ought to know about stalling, he has done much to prevent repeal, which would have been easy, by insisting on preservation of the bankrupting aspects of ACA in any so-called replacement.
BTW John, I thank my stars for the wisdom of the American people that you didn't become POTUS.

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When you say 'bring the Democrats on board', that means whatever emerges from such a devils conference will be far worse than anything you have seen. We had McCain-Feingold, McCain-Kennedy.... I see a pattern here...

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The Bolshevik Democrats didn't ram Obama-Crap-Care..aka..Single payer with 60 votes...They did it with 51 votes...ya big Dummy John...wackobird..Mc..Commie..Cain.

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