Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office today signaled that he intends to proceed next week with consideration of a new proposal Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Dean Heller (R-NV) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act. Sponsors are attempting to close in on the needed votes for passage before reconciliation instructions expire on Sept. 30. After Sept. 30, the bill would need 60 votes for passage under regular Senate rules.
While the bill has not yet been scored by the Congressional Budget Office, we believe that coverage could be at risk for millions of Americans under the changes outlined. We continue to urge senators to work in a bipartisan manner to address the challenges facing our health care system.