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McCain gives thumbs down to health bill

Senator cites ‘conscience’ in rejecting GOP repeal try

By DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS

This article was published September 23, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

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Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 11, 2017, during the committee's confirmation hearing for Navy Secretary nominee Richard Spencer.

Sen. John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, just three months after the Arizona Republican helped scuttle another effort by his party to repeal the health law and fulfill a signature promise to voters.

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RBear says... September 23, 2017 at 7:09 a.m.

No committee hearings, unlike the many hours of committee hearings for the ACA. No Democratic input, unlike the fact that many amendments by Republicans were considered and some included in the ACA. Those that weren't included would have kept healthcare at status quo and not addressed the issues of providing healthcare for those who did not have it.
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McCain's opposition should be commended as someone who understands the insanity of this bill. Republicans have yet to come up with a program that will address the needs of millions of Americans, with this bill expected to drop over 15 million from health insurance rolls. In Arkansas, the cuts will be substantial with no real plan by Hutchinson to close the gaps and continue coverage.
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Republicans are just hacking at this issue, trying to fulfill a campaign promise even though they never had a replacement plan to start with. This has been a party that is long on rhetoric and short on policy. It has been for years and appeals to a base that doesn't have a real clue about the needs of this country. Yea, the base is pretty illiterate.

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TimberTopper says... September 23, 2017 at 7:55 a.m.

McCain is a true American hero. He has spent his life in the service of our country and it's people in one way or another. He is an American first, party member second, and owned by no one. Too bad we in Arkansas, and those across this nation, are not represented by Senators with the same values as this man. Even as sick as he is, he stands tall and doesn't stoop to kiss someone's azz.

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WGT says... September 23, 2017 at 7:59 a.m.

McCain is a good man. He understands the concept that Mitch and his "team" are hell bent on trying to erase President Obama and the ACA. Republicans and conservatives, in this political arena, are two different entities. Republicans are white supremeicists supporting White Supremeicist Trump, conservatives are people with a conscience working to get the hell out of Dodge and get a real President who understands reality. White Supremeicist Trump is bringing out the sickest scourge of society. Time for Single Payer Healthcare. Get busy!

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carpenterretired says... September 23, 2017 at 9:40 p.m.

McCain by his human decency offers hope that republicans who have filed moral bankruptcy with Trump and embraced his vision of a fascist America may in time accept and realize their mistake in judgment .

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