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Trump Would Reportedly Sign Graham-Cassidy If It Passes

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By    |   Tuesday, 19 September 2017 03:40 PM

President Donald Trump would sign the Graham-Cassidy bill if the legislation to repeal Obamacare passes Congress and makes it to his desk, an administration official told CNN on Tuesday.

The White House has been working with Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Bill Cassidy, R-La., on the renewed effort to repeal Obamacare, with Trump calling senators in recent days and Vice President Mike Pence on Capitol Hill Tuesday to press Republican senators to support it.

There is a Sept. 30 deadline to pass the Senate with only a simple majority, which would still mean Republicans cannot lose more than two senators if they want to pass the bill.

However, one of the key votes, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is still undecided, as he has voiced concern because he is hesitant to support any legislation that has not been debated in committee hearings, ABC News reported.

Another decisive vote in the debate, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said it was "problematic" for the Senate to be moving forward on the legislation without the full analysis of the Congressional Budget Office, The Hill reported.

And the AARP has come out against the plan, saying in a statement it "would increase healthcare costs for older Americans with an age tax, decrease coverage, and undermine preexisting condition protections. In addition, this bill would jeopardize the ability of older Americans and people with disabilities to stay in their own homes as they age and threaten coverage for individuals in nursing homes."

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