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GOP-Led Healthcare Bill Nears 50 Votes of Support

GOP-Led Healthcare Bill Nears 50 Votes of Support
Sen. Bill Cassidy's bill is nearing 50 votes of support. (AP)

By    |   Friday, 15 September 2017 11:58 AM

A Republican-led bill that would overhaul the current Obamacare law has nearly enough support to pass in the Senate, one of the bill's authors said Friday.

According to the Washington Examiner, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., told reporters his bill, which is co-sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Dean Heller, R-Nev., and Ron Johnson, R-Wis., has the backing of 48 or 49 members of the Senate.

The bill would involve the federal government taking money earned from Obamacare and giving it to states, which would then build their own healthcare platforms. Graham has spoken about the bill several times this summer as Republican lawmakers try to come up with something that would repeal and replace Obamacare.

"I'm confident we'll get there on the Republican side," Cassidy said. "People are coming out and saying they are for it, either publicly or privately."

One Republican against the bill is Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. He posted his dislike for it on Twitter Friday morning:

The bill would need only a simple majority to pass in the Senate via the reconciliation process, although the deadline to pass the bill this way is Sept. 30. After that, it would need 60 votes.

Graham and Cassidy met with fellow Republicans Thursday to pitch their healthcare idea, and Graham indicated that the bill may have the support of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

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