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GOP Senator’s Graham and Cassidy to debate Ind. Sanders and Dem Klobuchar on health care…

This should be interesting…..

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CNN will host a town hall with Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy, who will be debating health care with Sens. Bernie Sanders and Amy Klobuchar on Monday, September 25 at 9 p.m. ET.

CNN anchor Jake Tapper and chief political correspondent Dana Bash will moderate the 90-minute live event from Washington.
Graham and Cassidy are the namesake sponsors of a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act ahead of an end-of-the-month deadline, while Sanders introduced a new “Medicare for all” health care bill with a third of the Senate Democratic caucus by his side.
According to the chamber’s parliamentarian, senators only have until the end of the month to pass a bill with just 51 votes under the procedure known as reconciliation, and the Senate’s latest push isn’t all that different than the one that ultimately resulted in a health care bill being passed in the House.
As of Thursday, it’s not clear whether there are enough Republican votes to advance the Graham-Cassidy proposal, a health care bill that was released a week ago and would repeal the individual and employer mandates and turn the federal funding for Medicaid expansion and the subsidies into a block grant program.
Meanwhile, Sanders is pushing for his bill…..
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Some Republicans are giddy about Sanders Single Payer effort….

A Socialist Senator, who hangs with the Democrats,  pushing for something that would cost TRILLONS of dollars in taxes to do, while the existing ‘Obamacare’ healthcare program is having its own issues….

While the GOP has tripped over it’s healthcare pinning to President Obama and the Democrats….

It probably will embark on the same campaign , for a while,  against Nancy Pelosi (who smartly has NOT endorsed the Sanders bill), Democrats and whoever ends up being the 2020 Democratic Presidential nominee , because that person HAS to dance with Bernie Sanders, to get their parties nomination….

As more and more Democrats come out in favor of some form of “Medicare for all” legislation, Republican campaign strategists are salivating.

In much the same way the GOP has tried to tie all Democrats to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in attack ads, they’re planning to tie all Democratic incumbents and challengers to different proposals from Vermont independent Bernie Sanders in the Senate and Michigan Rep. John Conyers Jr. in the House, regardless of whether they’ve personally embraced those policies.

“I’m thrilled,” said Corry Bliss, executive director of the Congressional Leadership Fund, the leadership-backed super PAC that plans to spend $100 million to help Republicans keep their House majority in 2018.

“I love their new policy so much that I’m thinking about taking the $50 or so million I was planning on spending on attacking Nancy Pelosi and putting a small portion toward explaining how single-payer hurts the American people,” Bliss said Tuesday.

That strategy isn’t much different from the GOP strategy of the past seven years, when the party has gone after Democrats on the 2010 health care law. But after months of their own health care legislative failures, Republicans think they finally have an offensive opening on health care again…..

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Pelosi does NOT join the Sanders Single Payer movement….

The House Minority Democratic Leader Nanacy Pelosi isn’t running for President…..

So she doesn’t have to pass a litmus test on this….

She isn’t doing Sanders dance that she knows won’t fly….She will have to work to do fixes to the existing Affordable Healthcare program also known as Obamacare….

She has carefully walked around Trump’s basic idea….

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) declined to back a single-payer health care bill drafted by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) , saying she is instead focused on efforts to shield Obamacare from Republican attempts to rescind it.

“Right now, I’m protecting the Affordable Care Act,” Pelosi told a small group of reporters in her Capitol office Tuesday. “None of these other things … can really prevail unless we have the Affordable Care Act.”

The House’s top Democrat said she would review the legislation, which Sanders is rolling out to much fanfare on Wednesday.

The single-payer bill has quickly attracted support from a flock of Democratic senators in the mix for the 2020 presidential race, suggesting that it is rapidly becoming a litmus test among the liberal grass roots….

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