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It's an arrangement that surprised some of Sanders's Democratic colleagues.
The plan to dismantle the Affordable Care Act would carve $215 billion of federal money from health insurance by 2026.
The block-grant proposal at the center of Cassidy-Graham is astoundingly unpopular.
Democratic mega-states including California, New York and Massachusetts would lose billions of dollars, a feature the bill’s two main sponsors have talked up to conservatives.
Pro-Obamacare groups, surprised by return of repeal push, return to sit-ins, protests
But the committee does not have jurisdiction over health-care legislation.
Mitch McConnell has asked budget analysts to fast-track scoring the bill to devolve health care to the states.
Sanders's push for universal health care, which has already taken the Democratic Party further toward endorsing “single-payer” coverage than at any time since the 1970s, has often included praise for America's northern neighbor.
The would prefer the new senator to be chosen by whoever is elected to replace Christie in November.
Sanders's office released a white paper on possible ways to pay for the legislation, which includes taxes on both employers and employees.