Donnelly opposes GOP health care repeal bill

Modesto Morganelli
Settembre 21, 2017

A week after Kimmel's plea, the Louisiana senator appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" to expand on his idea of affordable health care. But at the moment, he's very, very angry.

On Tuesday, late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel took aim at Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy in his monologue, focusing on the senator's recent push on an Obamacare (Affordable Care Act) repeal bill that is now being looked at in the Senate.

President Donald Trump is backing a new push by Senate Republicans to repeal Obamacare and attacked Republican Kentucky Sen.

Although conservatives attacked the comic for "politicizing" his son's ordeal, Cassidy seemed supportive. States would get block grants for health coverage instead.

Mr Cassidy denied Mr Kimmel's characterisation of his bill, saying "what is being circulated is by those that wish to preserve Obamacare, and they're doing everything they can to discredit the alternative".

In two tweets, the president urged Senate Republicans to support the measure, which is co-sponsored by Sens. "To try to dictate health care policy from Washington, D.C., simply does not make sense", Scott said.

In addition to taking issue with the content of the new bill, Kimmel called out Cassidy specifically.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is likely to only schedule a vote on the legislation if the GOP is assured of the 50 votes necessary to pass the bill.

"I'm sorry he does not understand", Cassidy said of Kimmel. It's called a lie detector test. "Most of the congresspeople who vote on this bill probably won't even read it, and they want us to do the same thing". The limits, before the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the healthcare law better known as Obamacare, allowed insurance companies to cap the total dollar amount of care they covered in a person's life. "You're welcome to stop by the studio and take it any day".

In its own statement, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association said, "Although we support providing states with greater flexibility in shaping health care options for their residents, we share the significant concerns of many health care organizations about the proposed Graham-Cassidy bill".

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