WASHINGTON (AP) – Sen. Bill Cassidy will defend the Republican “Obamacare” repeal bill before a Senate panel on Monday. The Senate Finance Committee hearing is being held even though the measure’s prospects are dim.READ MORE: After Doctors Told Him He Had Months To Live, Man From Baldwin Is Ready To Accomplish His Next Goal
The Louisiana Republican sponsored the legislation with South Carolina GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham.
Republican Sen. John McCain said Friday he’ll oppose the bill in a Senate showdown this week. That means there will almost certainly be enough GOP opposition to sink it.READ MORE: New Developments Involving Bethel Park McDonald's Manager Accused Of Sexually Assaulting 14-Year-Old Employee
Sen. Rick Santorum, a former GOP presidential contender, will also appear. He helped round up support for the proposal.
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The GOP bill would abolish much of President Barack Obama’s 2010 health care overhaul and shift money and decision-making to the states.