Planned Parenthood: New bill is 'worst ObamaCare repeal proposal yet'

Planned Parenthood: New bill is 'worst ObamaCare repeal proposal yet'
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Planned Parenthood on Monday issued a scathing attack on the latest ObamaCare repeal bill.

The group called the legislation led by Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamOvernight Health Care: Watchdog finds Tom Price improperly used funds on flights | Ex-Novartis CEO sent drug pricing proposal to Cohen | HHS staffers depart after controversial social media posts HHS staffers depart after controversial social media posts: report Senate takes symbolic shot at Trump tariffs MORE (R-S.C.), Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidyGOP senators introduce resolution endorsing ICE Lawmakers pitch dueling plans for paid family leave New push to break deadlock on paid family leave MORE (R-La.) and Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerJacky Rosen hits Dean Heller over health care in first negative ad GOP moderates hint at smooth confirmation ahead for Kavanaugh GOP senators introduce resolution endorsing ICE MORE (R-Nev.) “the worst ObamaCare repeal proposal yet.”

According to the organization, the proposal includes a provision that would block millions of people from going to Planned Parenthood for preventive care, including birth control, cancer screenings, and STD testing and treatment.

“Policy on women’s health care should not be written by a small group of male politicians behind closed doors,” Dawn Laguens, executive vice president at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said in a statement.

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“With this latest version of Trumpcare, Americans will pay more and get less, but women will pay the biggest price of all.”

Two of the key votes that doomed the previous ObamaCare repeal bill — Sens. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiDem infighting erupts over Supreme Court pick McConnell: Senate to confirm Kavanaugh by Oct. 1 Overnight Energy: House to vote on anti-carbon tax measure | Dem says EPA obstructed 'politically charged' FOIA requests | GOP looks to overhaul endangered species law MORE (R-Alaska) and Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsDem infighting erupts over Supreme Court pick McConnell: Senate to confirm Kavanaugh by Oct. 1 Overnight Health Care: Watchdog finds Tom Price improperly used funds on flights | Ex-Novartis CEO sent drug pricing proposal to Cohen | HHS staffers depart after controversial social media posts MORE (R-Maine) — are supporters of Planned Parenthood.

Collins has said she has concerns about the new bill and is expected to vote no again. Murkowski hasn’t yet weighed in.

Republicans are running out of time to pass a repeal of ObamaCare. The deadline for using a special budgetary procedure is Sept. 30.

At the end of the month, Republicans will not be able to use rules known as “budget reconciliation” to bypass a Democratic filibuster in the Senate.