On Friday Senator John McCain announced he has made his decision on healthcare and announced what his vote will be.
“I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal,” the Arizona Republican said in a statement. “I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried. Nor could I support it without knowing how much it will cost, how it will effect insurance premiums, and how many people will be helped or hurt by it. Without a full CBO score, which won’t be available by the end of the month, we won’t have reliable answers to any of those questions.”
You can read Senator John McCain’s statement below:
Senator Susan Collins indicated today what her vote will be:
I’m leaning against the bill,” Collins told the Portland Press-Herald. “I’m just trying to do what I believe is the right thing for the people of Maine.”
Collins added on Friday that she is still reading the “fine print” of the health-care legislation, which is also backed by GOP Sens. Dean Heller (Nev.) and Ron Johnson (Wis.).
“The premiums would be so high they would be unaffordable,” she said, referring to the cost for individuals with pre-existing health conditions.
So as it stands at least three Senators now will be voting no. Senators Rand Paul, John McCain, and Susan Collins.