President Donald Trump was not happy about Sen. McCain was hailed as a hero by all who opposed the bill including almost every healthcare organization in the country and every Democrat who voted no with him.
Senate leaders had said that they meant to bring Graham-Cassidy up for a vote next week, though it's not clear if they would still hold the vote knowing that the bill would fail. Rand Paul (R-KY) could ultimately back the Graham-Cassidy health reform bill, which aims to repeal and replace Obamacare.
"Rural hospitals see Graham-Cassidy as latest threat to survival": "Leaders of cash-strapped rural hospitals worry that the latest proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act could destroy them".
But Trump noted that Arizona had experienced premium increases a year ago and complained that Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer, N.Y., had sold McCain a "bill of goods".
"Alaska had a 200% plus increase in premiums under ObamaCare, worst in the country".
Regarding Murkowski, he tweeted that in Alaska: "Deductibles high, people angry!" Senator McCain, you are a rich man and may be able to cover your health care without insurance or can afford to pay exorbitant premiums; but most Americans can't.
McCain also was one of three Republican senators to vote down the earlier attempt by Republicans to repeal Obamacare in July.
President Donald Trump is attacking Sen.
Also, referring to the refusal of some NFL players to stand during the national anthem as a mark of protest, Mr. Trump said on Friday "They're ruining the game".
In a series of tweets, Paul contended the Graham-Cassidy bill does not fulfill the Republican Party's longterm propose to totally ax Obama-era healthcare legislation. But Maine GOP Sen. "Lisa M comes through", the president tweeted. Sadly, the bill he unveiled last week with Sen.
Meanwhile, the chairman of the health committee and lead Republican negotiator, Sen.
Up until McCain's announcement Friday, McConnell allies still thought there was a chance McCain's relationship with Graham would make the difference. But when McCain crossed the floor in front of McConnell to vote, it was still a shock.
The closely divided Senate means that the Republicans, who control the chamber, can not lose more than two GOP senators if they hope to pass the legislation. Trump made mention of this connection as well, calling Graham "L.G".