Arizona Senator John McCain today announced his opposition to the Graham-Cassidy bill. The announcement will leave countless Arizonans, who has been abandoned by health insurance companies while Obamacare collapses, in the lurch.
Previously, McCain said he was consulting with Arizona Governor Doug Ducey during the “skinny repeal” of Obamacare debate. Clearly he ignored the governor this time around as Ducey had endorsed the Graham-Cassidy bill.
The erratic McCain, who rammed through the NDAA last week in what has been described as a secret process, is now calling for regular order on the healthcare legislation.
The bill would have stripped out many provisions of the Affordable Care Act that have made it unaffordable to middle-class families including mandates for individuals to buy insurance.
Because the bill would have reallocated Medicaid funds to states to use as a block grant, Sen. Jeff Flake and Ducey, said the bill would return decision-making power to the states. Ducey called it “the best path forward” to replace the Affordable Care Act.
Immediately after McCain’s announcement, television personality Jimmie Kimmel, who has become the pop culture “expert” on healthcare in Hollywood, tweeted his praise for McCain.