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 GrahamTrump says he'll '100 percent' veto measure blocking emergency declaration Overnight Defense: Dems tee up Tuesday vote against Trump's emergency declaration | GOP expects few defections | Trump doubles number of troops staying in Syria to 400 On The Money: Dems set Tuesday vote on Trump's emergency declaration | Most Republicans expected to back Trump | Senate plots to avoid fall shutdown drama | Powell heading before Congress MORE (R-S.C.) and Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidyCongress must step up to protect Medicare home health care Ivanka Trump to meet with GOP senators to discuss paid family leave legislation Bipartisan senators ask industry for information on surprise medical bills 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 McCainGabbard hits back at Meghan McCain after fight over Assad Mellman: Where are good faith and integrity? GOP senator says Republicans didn't control Senate when they held majority MORE (R-Ariz.), Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiThe Hill's Morning Report — Emergency declaration to test GOP loyalty to Trump Don’t look for House GOP to defy Trump on border wall Senate Dems to introduce resolution blocking Trump's emergency declaration MORE (R-Alaska) and Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsGraham: 'Handful' of GOP senators will vote to block Trump's emergency declaration Dems set up Tuesday vote to block Trump's emergency declaration The Hill's Morning Report — Emergency declaration to test GOP loyalty to Trump 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.