By Jennifer Haberkorn (Politico) –
Sens. Lindsey Graham, Bill Cassidy, Dean Heller and Ron Johnson on Wednesday released an Obamacare repeal bill, framing it as the last, best hope to fulfill the GOP’s promise to undo the health law.
“There’s a lot of fight left in the Republican Party” on repeal, Graham said.
The bill faces long odds: Even some of its GOP backers say it would be almost impossible to get a massive rewrite of the health care system through the Senate within 17 days, or before the expiration of fast-track procedural powers Republicans hope to use to bypass the threat of a Democratic filibuster.
President Donald Trump praised the lawmakers for continuing to work on Obamacare repeal, citing the “complete nightmare” the law is for Americans. But he didn’t indicate whether he would press lawmakers to support the measure. “I sincerely hope that Senators Graham and Cassidy have found a way to address the Obamacare crisis,” he said in a statement.
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