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The Latest: Medicaid concern influenced McCain's health vote

 

August 3, 2017



WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on health care (all times local):

5:15 p.m.

Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona says he cast the crucial vote that sunk his party's health bill last week because his state was — in his words — "about to get screwed."

McCain says he wasn't being allowed to offer amendments sought by GOP Gov. Doug Ducey. McCain says he wanted to protect Arizona's Medicaid program for the poor.

Arizona is among 31 states that expanded Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health law.

Three GOP senators opposed Senate leaders' final attempt last week to advance legislatio...



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