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McCain joins Rand Paul in opposing the GOP’s latest attempt to repeal the ACA.

Another ‘no’ vote kills the bill-


McCain says he will vote no on Cassidy-Graham bill, dealing potentially decisive blow to health-care repeal effort

WASHINGTON POST:

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) announced Friday that he does not support the latest Republican effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, dealing a major and potentially decisive blow to the last-ditch attempt to fulfill a seven-year GOP promise.

 McCain’s comments came on the same day that Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), who like McCain, voted against a GOP leadership health-care bill in July, said she was likely to oppose the proposal. 

McCain joins Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) in firmly opposing the plan.

 Senate Republicans cannot afford to lose any more GOP defections, given the united Democratic resistance to the measure.

 In a lengthy written statement, McCain said he “cannot in good conscience” vote for the legislation from Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), which GOP leaders have been aiming to bring to the Senate floor next week.

 “I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried. Nor could I support it without knowing how much it will cost, how it will effect insurance premiums, and how many people will be helped or hurt by it,” said McCain.

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