Trump, White House all in on ObamaCare repeal push

Trump, White House all in on ObamaCare repeal push
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President Trump and Vice President Pence have been making calls to senators and governors in a furious effort to gain support for a last-ditch ObamaCare repeal bill. 

The Trump administration is making clear it's all in on the repeal push, with Pence warning that the White House will not support efforts to "fix" or "prop up" ObamaCare.

That would appear to rule out a bipartisan effort in the Senate Health Committee to craft a bill stabilizing ObamaCare's insurance markets.

Pence will attend a Senate GOP lunch Tuesday and tell senators "this is the moment" to repeal ObamaCare, the vice president told reporters Tuesday.

He'll say ObamaCare is "collapsing" and make clear that Trump would sign the bill. 

The repeal legislation, sponsored by Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin Graham GOP senator: Kavanaugh accuser 'moving the goalposts' Collins: Kavanaugh accuser should 'reconsider,' testify on Monday Grassley willing to send staff to California to speak with Kavanaugh accuser MORE (R-S.C.) and Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidyOvernight Health Care: Senators target surprise medical bills | Group looks to allow Medicaid funds for substance abuse programs | FDA launches anti-vaping campaign for teens Bipartisan senators unveil proposal to crack down on surprise medical bills Outdated global postal system hurts US manufacturers MORE (R-La.), would block grant large parts of ObamaCare funding to the states. 

Cassidy has said he thinks they are just shy of the votes needed for passage. 

Cassidy and Graham have been working to get the support of the three Republican senators who voted against the last repeal measure in July: John McCainJohn Sidney McCainTrump administration weakens methane pollution standards for drilling on public lands Another recession could hit US in 2019, says credit union association chief R-E-S-P-E-C-T: One legacy of Franklin and McCain is up to us MORE (R-Ariz.), Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiThe Memo: Tide turns on Kavanaugh Budowsky: Kavanaugh and the rights of women Key GOP senators appear cool to Kavanaugh accuser's demand MORE (R-Alaska) and Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsCollins: My office has gotten 'pretty ugly voicemails, threats' over Kavanaugh The Memo: Tide turns on Kavanaugh Budowsky: Kavanaugh and the rights of women MORE (R-Maine.) 

All are undecided on the new legislation. Graham on Tuesday said he is "feeling good" about McCain's position, but said he would let the senator speak for himself. 

In recent days, McCain has taken issue with the process Republicans are using to move the health care legislation, arguing that it should be done with bipartisan support and hearings. 

Cassidy and Graham have a short window for action. The vehicle they're using to try and pass the bill expires in less than two weeks. After that, the bill would need 60 votes, meaning it would need to get Democratic support to pass.