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>> Republicans moving ahead with their last minute effort to do away with Obamacare, planning a vote for next week as President Donald Trump urges his party to support it.>> So, I do think it has a very good chance of passage and I certainly hope it passes and they'll be voting in the not to distant future.
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>> He is focused like a laser.>> The last ditch plan put forwarded by Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy would turn health care decisions and money over to the states and scrap many elements of the Affordable Care Act. Reporter Yasmin is following the story.>> Right now, the Senate seems to be headed towards a vote next week.
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Mitch McConnell's spokesman said that it's McConnell's intention to bring the bill up for a vote and sources tell us that Republican leaders say they're only one vote short of getting the 50 votes they need to pass this health care bill.>> That prospect drawing sharp pushback Wednesday from former President Barack Obama himself.
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>> When I see people trying to undo that hard won progress for the 50th or 60th time->>
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With bills that would raise costs or reduce coverage, or roll back protections for older Americans, or people with pre-existing conditions, for whom coverage once again would be almost unattainable, it is aggravating.
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>> All this after the Graham-Cassidy plan prompted a withering take down on Tuesday from Jimmy Kimmel. The talk show host accusing Cassidy of breaking a vow that any health bill would pass the so-called Jimmy Kimmel test, ensuring that children born with health issues, like Kimball's son, are guaranteed affordable care.
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Kimball telling viewers that Cassidy quote, lied to my face.>> So it ramps up public pressure on Senate Republicans and maybe puts the limelight on them when they wanted to quietly get this through.>> Cassidy on Wednesday insisting his plan protects those with pre-existing conditions but the bill would allow individual states to waive that rule.
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Senate Republicans are fighting the clock, they need to round up 50 votes for their plan before the end of the month, when the rules that currently allow them to pass it without the help of Democrats are set to expire.>> Don't do Graham-Cassidy.