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Inside the life and death of Graham-Cassidy - Source Politico

Posted on Sep 27,2017
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Sen. Lindsey Graham — surrounded by GOP Sens. John Barrasso, Bill Cassidy, John Cornyn and Mitch McConnell — talks to reporters Tuesday on Capitol Hill after McConnell announced the Senate would not vote on the Graham-Cassidy health care bill, the GOP's latest attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act. | John Shinkle/POLITICO

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By JENNIFER HABERKORN, BURGESS EVERETT and SEUNG MIN KIM

WASHINGTON, DC. - Sen. Lindsey Graham offered a eulogy for the GOP’s Obamacare repeal effort on Tuesday, but seized on one bright spot as a reason not to give up after a parade of health care disappointments.

During a closed-door party meeting to discuss their terms of surrender, he told fellow Republicans that Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who opposed repeal over the summer, said she’d be open to his plan under other conditions, according to GOP senators in the room.

The decision on Tuesday not to vote on the Graham-Cassidy bill marked the fourth Obamacare repeal bill failure since the summer began. But Republicans say they’re not going to stop, and Murkowski’s decision not to oppose the bill provided a small victory in an otherwise painful defeat.

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