>> Protest on Capitol Hill.>> Protest on Capitol Hill as President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress scramble to keep their Obamacare repeal alive. But prospects dimming as more lawmakers come out against it, leaving Republicans short of the 50 votes they need for passage. I'm Andy Sullivan in Washington with the latest Republican plan hanging by a thread.
They've reshuffled the bill with the hopes of bringing on board those that oppose it but they're sill confronting the same dilemma they faced all year. Moderates worry that it will cut spending on the poor by too much. While conservatives say it does not do enough to rein in costs.
>> But I'm not gonna be the third.>> Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana unveiling the new version of their bill giving states more control.>> This is not the last chance, this is the best chance>> Now, directing more money to Alaska and Maine, trying to win over Senators who worry that plan would hurt their low income residence.
Those changes apparently not enough for Susan Collins of Maine saying Monday evening that she will vote no. Saying her party should work with democrats to improve Obama care not destroy it.>> I'd like to welcome everyone.>> In a bid to satisfy Arizona Senator John Mccain who's come out against it.
The senate finance committee holding a one off hearing on the bill. Protestors forcibly removed from the room.>>
>> Non partisan score keepers in the congressional budget. Budget office estimating on Monday evening that the bill would leave millions of Americans without robust health insurance. Republicans have less than a week to get this done.
They've gotta get something passed through the senate before Sunday, that's when special rules expire that allow them to pass legislation without Democratic support. Republicans have tried and failed for nine months to get the 50 votes they need. Right now it looks like they're staring defeat in the phase yet again.