Graham, Cassidy trying to move new ObamaCare deal to the right

Graham, Cassidy trying to move new ObamaCare deal to the right
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Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGOP eager for report on alleged FBI surveillance abuse Johnson opens door to subpoenaing whistleblower, Schiff, Bidens Overnight Defense: Erdoğan gets earful from GOP senators | Amazon to challenge Pentagon cloud contract decision in court | Lawmakers under pressure to pass benefits fix for military families MORE (R-S.C.) and Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidyUN Security Council to meet after Turkey launches Syria offensive Trump faces growing GOP revolt on Syria To win the federal paid family leave debate, allow states to lead the way MORE (R-La.) say they are working to make changes to a bipartisan health-care deal to make it more likely to win favor in the House.

Graham and Cassidy, authors of a failed bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare earlier this year, are supporting a bipartisan measure aimed at stabilizing ObamaCare, but they are also looking for changes to move the proposal to the right.

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They are working with Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonWhite House releases rough transcript of early Trump-Ukraine call minutes before impeachment hearing Johnson opens door to subpoenaing whistleblower, Schiff, Bidens Overnight Health Care: Trump officials making changes to drug pricing proposal | House panel advances flavored e-cig ban | Senators press FDA tobacco chief on vaping ban MORE (R-Wis.), who has been pushing for changes to the bipartisan bill that would move the bill to the right and possibly make it more palatable to the more conservative House GOP.

Graham and Cassidy said they supported the bipartisan measure from Sens. Lamar AlexanderAndrew (Lamar) Lamar AlexanderPelosi aide hopeful White House will support drug-pricing bill despite criticism Overnight Energy: BLM staff face choice of relocation or resignation as agency moves | Trump says he's 'very much into climate' | EPA rule would expand limits on scientific studies Juan Williams: Republicans flee Trump MORE (R-Tenn.) and Patty MurrayPatricia (Patty) Lynn MurraySenators press FDA tobacco chief on status of vaping ban Retirement bill blocked in Senate amid fight over amendments Senate Democrats call on White House to abandon plan to collect DNA from migrants MORE (D-Wash.) but "we recognize this short-term stabilization will not pass unless concerns of the House are addressed."

“We are working with Senator Johnson and House members to include more flexibility provisions like the ones found in our legislation, Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson," Graham and Cassidy said in a joint statement.

Johnson has previously said that the changes he is pushing for include conservative changes like increasing the duration of short-term health insurance plans, expanding health savings accounts, not enforcing the mandate for employers to provide coverage and waiving the penalty under the individual insurance mandate for not having coverage in 2017.