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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is working on his own healthcare plan, his office confirmed Tuesday. 

Kevin Bishop, a spokesman for Graham, said the plan would take the form of an amendment to the current GOP repeal and replace bill. He did not say whether it would essentially be a substitute for the current bill, which does not appear to have the support to pass the Senate.

Bishop said Graham hopes the plan could attract Democratic support.

{mosads}Details of the proposal are not immediately clear.

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), a centrist, said he had briefly spoken to Graham.

“I met Lindsey right here this morning. … we talked briefly,” Manchin said. “He said he wants it to be bipartisan and I said, ‘hey if you want to repair things or fix things count me in. I’d like to sit and talk to you.’ ”

Manchin said he did not know details of the proposal.

The move from Graham comes as Republicans are struggling to find the votes for a GOP-only bill. 

GOP leaders have talked about holding a vote as soon as next week and are expected to discuss possible revisions at a meeting of their conference on Tuesday.

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