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Ryan Hopes Senate Passes Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Bill

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By    |   Tuesday, 19 September 2017 10:39 AM

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said the House would bring up a healthcare bill that repeals parts of Obamacare if the Senate passes it, according to Roll Call.

"It would be our intention to bring the matter through," Ryan said at a news conference on Monday. The House knows that the Sept. 30 deadline to use a fiscal 2017 reconciliation vehicle does not provide time for a conference committee on the healthcare measure, he added.

Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Bill Cassidy, R-La., sponsored the bill, which would provide block grants to states for healthcare.

"We hope the Senate does pass Graham-Cassidy. We are encouraged at the development of Graham-Cassidy. And I am encouraging every senator to vote for Graham-Cassidy because it is our last best chance to get repeal and replace done. And I do believe it is a far greater improvement over the status quo," Ryan said, according to Roll Call.

Mark Meadows, R-N.C., the House Freedom Caucus chairman, said that the Graham-Cassidy bill would pass in the House if the Senate cleared it. "It’s fundamentally our last chance to make a legislative fix to Obamacare, and if it doesn’t happen, then the chances of it happening in the future are slim to none," Meadows said Monday, Politico reported.

On Monday, Democratic leaders called on the Congressional Budget Office to analyze the Republican bill. 

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