As many as 25 governors could be on board with a new Obamacare repeal bill sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham (SC), Bill Cassidy (LA), and Dean Heller (NV). The bill would use block grants to hand more money and control to states.
“If I can get a group of governors with President Trump supporting the Graham-Cassidy-Heller block grant approach, I believe it would be impossible for the Republican leadership not to take this idea up,” said Graham.
Sen. John McCain, who cast the deciding vote to kill the Senate’s previous health care reform attempt, is interested in the approach because of the impact on Arizona, Graham said. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is involved in writing the formula.
Unlike the last Senate try, Graham wants to hold hearings on his bill and then allow for amendments on the floor.