>> Just when it seemed the push for health reform had flatlined on Capitol Hill, senators on the Right and Left offering dueling plans Wednesday to keep it alive. Republicans led by Senator Lindsay Graham making a last ditch effort to salvage the GOP effort that collapsed over the Summer.
>> There's a lot of fight left in the Republican party when it comes to repealing or replacing ObamaCare.>> And Senator Bernie Sanders unveiling his plan for universal health care.>> Healthcare in America must be a right, not a privilege.>> Caren Bohan is following this story.>> What we saw today is that even as Republicans are still trying to get rid of Obamacare, the Bernie Sanders Bill would envision an even bigger role for government in healthcare.
Republicans criticized Obamacare as a government intrusion into the healthcare system, but Obamacare relied on private healthcare insurance largely. The Medicare for All plan would be government run health insurance.>> Sanders proposal given no chance of passing Congress with Republicans in control. But the plan seen as an opening salvo in the Democrat's bid to retake the White House in 2020 with potential candidates Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, and Kamala Harris from the Senate all embracing it.
>> Hell no to BernieCare.>> On the Republican side, Graham and cosponsor Senator Bill Cassidy offering a new alternative after some rejected the massive cuts to Medicaid in the earlier plan to overturn ObamaCare.>> It's a last ditch effort to do that. And that plan would turn over the responsibility for providing healthcare to the states.
>> Under the new plans, states would each get a set amount of federal money for Medicaid, known as a block grant, but that money would be capped and phased out by 2027. Skepticism already running high. Critics saying the plan still doesn't do enough to protect the old and the poor.