Senate to vote on Graham-Cassidy bill next week, McConnell announces

The Senate will vote on the proposed Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill next week, according to Politico.

"It is the Leader's intention to consider Graham/Cassidy on the floor next week," said a spokeswoman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. The precise day was not specified.

Mr. McConnell previously said he would only bring the legislation to the floor if he believed it had the support to pass. Senate Republicans can pass the bill with 50 votes, with Vice President Mike Pence acting as a tiebreaker, until September 30, when budget reconciliation rules are set to expire.

The Graham-Cassidy bill would roll back Medicaid expansion and federal premium subsidies and instead give states block grants to fund their healthcare systems. It is unknown if the bill has the support to pass.

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who served as a deciding vote against ACA repeal efforts earlier in the summer, has previously provided wavering support for the proposal, but said Tuesday he cannot support a bill that was rushed to a vote without regular order.

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