In a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act before the September 30 deadline, Republican Senators have introduced a health care plan called Graham-Cassidy (named after Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, who wrote the bill).
It's already stirring up a lot of expected controversy, as every previous plan to repeal and replace ACA has, but some Arizona politicians are in favor of passing it.
It may already have the 50 votes needed to pass, unlike the last attempt in July, when Senator John McCain (along with fellow Republican Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski) voted no, shocking everybody.
McCain teased everybody Monday by first saying he might "reluctantly" vote for the bill if Governor Doug Ducey supports it, which Ducey does. But, according to CNBC, McCain said hours later "I'm not supportive of the bill, yet."
Update: Here is McCain's official response as of September 22.
he plans to support it.
Those not in favor include AZ Representatives Ruben Gallego and Raul Grijalva, among others.
By imposing a per capita cap on Medicaid, #GrahamCassidy limits Arizona's ability to respond to ever-changing rising health care costs.— Brianna Westbrook (@BWestbrookAZ8) September 18, 2017
I am opposed. https://t.co/Wa80Oyxqpa— Rep. Tom O'Halleran (@RepOHalleran) September 19, 2017
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