WASHINGTON — For months, Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy has poured his time into possible replacements for the Affordable Care Act. And he's continued to plug away, even after most other Republicans moved on to other priorities after this summer's dramatic defeat of their proposal to overhaul Obamacare.
A deadline for Republicans to undo the healthcare law on a party-line vote in the Senate, widely viewed as their only shot at repeal, looms at the end of the month. The exact language of Cassidy’s plan remains a work in progress. Meanwhile, some of his Republican colleagues have sounded skeptical notes about its chances.
Yet Cassidy, who plans to unveil a new draft of the bill he’s been writing with Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina on Monday, struck an optimistic note in an interview this week.
Probably because of bipartisanship or something.