But with next week's deadline looming, and a debt-ceiling and government funding fight that wrapped up more quickly than expected, Republicans - including the President - rallied around Graham-Cassidy last week, even though there was little evidence to suggest that any of the divisions that prevented the advancement of bills earlier this year had been remedied.
They warn that under the bill patients and consumers will lose important protections and those with significant illnesses will be charged higher premiums and may not be able to buy coverage.
Cruz added that he doesn't think they have Lee's vote either at this point.
But the architects of the latest repeal plan, Senators Lindsey Graham of SC and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, were not giving up. While there is one hearing scheduled next week in the Senate Finance Committee to discuss Graham-Cassidy, as of midday Friday there were no witnesses listed on the committee website.
Maine's Republican Sen. has raised concerns about this. The GOP made a fatal flaw in targeting this system in their Obamacare repeal bills, as the disabled community has, justifiably, been the most vocal and convincing opponents of the legislation.
Krugman cites the GOP's hatred of Obama, but believes the answer goes beyond the party's nearly pathological desire to erase the legacy of America's first black president.
Republicans need at least 50 votes to pass the bill, relying on Vice President Mike Pence to break a tie.
Trump also took to Twitter on Sunday to advocate for the plan.
"I actually expect the CBO will reinforce those studies ... or that the CBO is going to say they simply don't have time to do a thorough analysis", Collins said."Maybe there will be a surprise in there, but I don't anticipate that". McCain's vote had been in question, as are the votes of Sens. And now there appear to be three, meaning the bill could likely be dead on arrival when it reaches the Senate.
Moran might also include a suggestion from President Trump and find a way of draining the swamp of the 3,300 registered health care insurance lobbyists.
Murkowski has remained uncommitted, saying she's studying the bill's impact on Alaska. It is unclear whether McCain, Collins, and Murkowski will vote in favor of the bill.
This nation is fortunate to have a senator like McCain and a Republican governor like Ohio's John R. Kasich who aren't afraid to publicly criticize members of their party for putting political expediency before the public good. "7 years of Repeal & Replace and some Senators not there", he tweeted.
McCain says he can't support a last-ditch push to overhaul the Obama-era health law. McCain and Graham are known as some of the closest lawmakers in the Senate. Two Republicans have so far said they oppose the measure - although the White House continues to hold out hope that one, Sen.
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If Graham and Cassidy's measure became law, the state of IL, already struggling with dysfunction and fiscal distress, would get the power to determine your coverage for pre-existing conditions and related cost caps and your essential health benefits package.
"I can not in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal", the Arizona Republican said in a statement. In addition to the health care drama that is looming in Washington, voters in Alabama will vote Tuesday in a closely watched Republican Senate runoff, and a loss by Senator Luther Strange would be a setback for both Trump and McConnell.