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Senate Democrats Scramble To Defeat Last Ditch Obamacare Repeal Effort

New Republican repeal plan is quickly gaining steam.
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Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC, left) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) teamed up to write a health bill that has been the subject of White House meetings. (Getty images)

After four separate attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act this summer, the Republican Party unveiled one last ditch effort to gut Obamacare. Trying to beat an end of the month deadline, it raises questions on how well those supporting the bill know the contents and repercussions.

Once considered a long shot for approval, Cassidy-Graham is the last health care plan standing. Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Dean Heller (R-NV) Ron Johnson (R-WI), and former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) released it Monday morning. The 141-page legislation repeals Obamacare and replaces it with less coverage.

Selling the idea as a compromise plan and a way to “return power to states”, the senators hope to quickly gain the 50 votes needed for approval, avoiding the bipartisan defeat of their prior attempts.

Needless to say, Democrats have a different vision of the bill.

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