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BREAKING: The Graham-Cassidy Obamacare Repeal Bill May Be Dead

With Rand Paul and John McCain opposed to Graham-Cassidy and Susan Collins a likely no, it appears the latest Obamacare repeal effort (and last, for now), is dead.

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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) again dropped a bomb on Obamacare repeal efforts, this time coming out against a proposal from his best friend, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), on Friday.

McCain’s opposition was, again, centered on the process – passing legislation “on a party-line basis, as Democrats did when they rammed Obamacare through” – than policy concerns.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has criticized the bill as “Obamacare Lite,” and stated his firm opposition:

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) said earlier Friday she’s “leaning against the bill,” but her opposition seems likely given that she has opposed every Obamacare repeal bill that has come to a vote so far.

If three GOP senators oppose Graham-Cassidy, the bill will fail to achieve the 50 votes needed for Vice President Mike Pence to break a 50-50 tie.