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Jimmy Kimmel: Sen. Bill Cassidy 'Lied Right to My Face'

20 September 2017

That "skinny repeal" came to a halt when Republican Sen.

"We ask you not to consider the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson amendment and renew support for bipartisan efforts to make health care more available and affordable for all Americans", the governors wrote.

Shortly after the president's tweets, Paul responded with his own tweets, renewing his criticism of the bill.

The Graham-Cassidy bill, however, does not affect "pre-existing conditions", as it would bar health care providers from denying coverage because of a pre-existing condition. However, in many states like MA, which has expanded health care coverage the most since the ACA's implementation, the bill would mean deep cuts. After the speech went viral, Cassidy appeared on CNN where he said any new health care bill would have to pass "the Jimmy Kimmel Test", ensuring various protections, such as bans on lifetime caps and rate hikes due to pre-existing conditions.

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Baker was asked about the Graham-Cassidy bill (before it gained such recent momentum) when he testified before the Senate in Washington, D.C., earlier this month on ways to stabilize insurance rates.

Kimmel brought on Sen.

On Tuesday, almost a dozen governors, including Bill Walker of Alaska, signed a letter opposing the new repeal legislation sponsored by Sens.

"Otherwise, you might be screwed", he said.

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Gov. Charlie Baker joined a bipartisan group of nine other governors in a letter urging lawmakers to reject the bill, calling instead for "bipartisan efforts to bring stability and affordability to our insurance markets".

"After two weeks of thinking bipartisanship, that flickering candle, might gain some new light, this is the last thing we need", Schumer, from NY, said on the Senate floor earlier this week. "It seemed like he was being honest", Kimmel said.

"What we do know is that this new Trumpcare bill, the Graham-Cassidy legislation, is worse in many ways than the previous versions of Trumpcare", Schumer said. After Sept. 30, senators can no longer use the reconciliation process and would require 60 votes to pass a healthcare bill. Conservative senators Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) haven't said definitively whether they will support or oppose the bill, with Lee showing more openness on this legislation that prior efforts.

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Jimmy Kimmel: Sen. Bill Cassidy 'Lied Right to My Face'