Bill Cassidy on John McCain’s Opposition to Graham-Cassidy: ‘I Will Continue to Work for Those’ Who Cannot Afford Obamacare

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 27: U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) looks on at a news conference, along with John McCain, held to announce opposition to the so-called skinny repeal of Obamacare at the U.S. Capitol July 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. The Republican senators said they would not support any …
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Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) said in a statement on Friday that he will continue to fight for families who no longer can afford their health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Cassidy said that he will press onwards to repeal and replace Obamacare despite Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) opposition to Graham-Cassidy.

John McCain revealed in a statement on Friday, “I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal.” The Arizona senator’s opposition to the Graham-Cassidy legislation effectively tanks Obamacare repeal in the Senate.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) contended that his Republican coalition will continue to try to repeal and replace Obamacare. Graham said, “I’m excited about solutions we have found in Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson. We press on.”

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum charged, “We will get this to the finish line.”

Cassidy declared in a statement, “I am disappointed that Senator John McCain is not voting to repeal and replace Obamacare. But, as long as there are families being penalized because they can’t afford insurance costing $30,000 to $40,000 a year, I will continue to work for those families.”