By MJ Lee, Lauren Fox, Phil Mattingly and Tami Luhby. As the Republican Party’s last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare hangs by a thread, a revised version of the Graham-Cassidy bill was circulated to Senate Republicans on Sunday with the aim of winning over key votes. . .
And time is ticking. The vehicle that Republicans are using that allows them to advance a bill without any Democratic support is set to expire at the end of September, making the next several days critical.
[In response to Murkowski’s demands,] the revised bill says Native Americans and Alaska Natives enrolled in Medicaid expansion prior to 2020 could continue to be eligible after that point, according to documents circulated Sunday night to senior Senate aides and obtained by CNN. The state’s sizeable native population and that group’s unique health needs has been a serious concern for Murkowski. (Read more from “Lisa Murkowski Extorts Senate’s Obamacare Repeal Over Medicaid Exception for Alaska Natives” HERE)
It’s All Coming Down to Liar Murkowski Again
By Tami Luhby and MJ Lee. Sen. Lisa Murkowski could determine the fate of the Republican Party’s last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare.
Sound familiar? The Alaska Republican has been here before.
It was less than two months ago that Murkowski was one of three GOP senators to vote against legislation to gut the Affordable Care Act, effectively killing her Republican colleagues’ campaign to repeal the health care law . . . (Read more from “It’s All Coming Down to Liar Murkowski Again” HERE)