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GOP takes heavy fire over pre-existing conditions
The new ObamaCare repeal measure from Senate Republicans would give states a way to repeal protections for people with pre-existing conditions, a controversial move that opponents of the bill are denouncing.

The provision attracted widespread attention on Wednesday after late-night host Jimmy Kimmel blasted Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), a lead author of the legislation. Kimmel said the senator is violating the “Jimmy Kimmel test,” which Cassidy coined as a way of saying that no one should be denied care because they can’t afford it.

“This guy Bill Cassidy just lied right to my face,” Kimmel said.

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Senate GOP aims to vote next week on ObamaCare repeal
Senate Republicans plan to try to repeal ObamaCare for a second time next week as Republicans face an end-of-the-month deadline.

“It is the Leader’s intention to consider Graham-Cassidy on the floor next week,” said David Popp, a spokesman for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

The remarks come after Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told reporters that his bill with GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) would be on the Senate floor next week.

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