The last time Trumpcare made it to the Senate floor, three Republicans voted it down including Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is willing to do whatever it takes to get the new Graham-Cassidy bill rushed through the Senate.
He wants senators to vote on the bill in the next ten days without a CBO score. If McConnell can flip one of the three GOP Senators who voted no, he has a solid shot at finally repealing Obamacare.
McConnell needs 50 votes, so how does he plan to get Murkowski’s vote? He offered Alaska immunity against the Graham-Cassidy and the gift of Obamacare. If Murkowski accepts, Alaska will keep its Obamacare tax credits, while other states are left to fend for themselves.
American Bridge spokesperson Andrew Bates stated, “Senate Republicans are blatantly attempting to buy Lisa Murkowski’s vote for a plan that would cause 32 million Americans to lose their health insurance and put the cost of covering preexisting conditions through the roof.”
Americans will have to hold out hope that Murkowski doesn’t take the bait or 32 million Americans could lose their healthcare, not to mention the devastating impact on Americans with pre-existing conditions.
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