wxyz.com National News Partner

Republicans Launch One More Effort To Repeal Obamacare

A group of Republican senators unveiled the GOP's last shot at repealing and replacing Obamacare this year.

Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy are leading the charge. Their bill replaces Obamacare's Medicaid expansion with block grants, giving states more flexibility on health care spending but less money to work with. It also replaces the unpopular individual mandate and some of Obamacare's taxes.

Graham told reporters: "If you believe repealing and replacing Obamacare is a good idea, this is your best and only chance to make it happen."

The senators plan to reveal the bill's text Monday, and it'll need to hit the ground running — the bill only has until Sept. 30 before its protections from a Democratic filibuster expire.

SEE MORE: Trump Plans New Health Care Push — Because Congress Isn't Busy Enough

That leaves the bill with just a few weeks to get through both the House and the Senate. And after three failed attempts to repeal and replace Obamacare, Republicans don't seem too keen on jumping back into the fight.

On the other side of the aisle, Sen. Bernie Sanders unveiled his own longshot bill for a single-payer health care system. And Sens. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray, from the Senate's committee covering health care, are also reportedly working on a bipartisan Obamacare reform bill.


Trending stories at Newsy.com

Comments
Watch Newsy Everywhere

Mobile Apps

See All Apps
download newsy apple download newsy android

Streaming TV Devices

See All Devices
stream newsy roku stream newsy amazon stream newsy apple tv