At least one other Republican, Senator Rand Paul (KY), has said he would vote against it, and two other Republican Senators, Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), who voted alongside McCain against the so-called "skinny repeal" (the American Health Care Act of 2017) on July 28 are expected to vote against it.
An analysis released Friday by the nonpartisan Brookings Institution found 21 million fewer Americans would have coverage under the plan, while adding the figure "likely understates the reductions in insurance coverage that would actually occur".
The Graham-Cassidy bill would repeal major pillars of Obama's law, replacing them with block grants to states to design their own programs.
Trump, speaking at a political rally Friday night in Alabama, called McCain's opposition "sad" and "a disgusting, terrible thing" for the Republican Party.
Republican Sen. John McCain said Friday he'll oppose the bill in a Senate showdown this week.
In a surprise statement, McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, said: "I can not in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal".
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can afford to lose no more than two votes on the Graham-Cassidy health care bill.
Republicans have long criticized Obamacare, known formally as the Affordable Care Act, as government overreach into America's healthcare system and have been trying to repeal it for seven years, but without success thus far. "What is clear, however, is that the legislation would result in very large reductions in insurance coverage", Brookings said.
Paul's push to roll back the size of federal spending on health care in the bill could spark debate even among Republicans - especially those anxious about their states' poor losing out on federal money provided under current law.
In a new Washington Post/ABC poll, just 33 percent of voters said they supported the Cassidy-Graham plan, making this last dash at repeal a political burden as well as a whipping test.
In a series of tweets on Saturday morning, Trump shared his displeasure with McCain's decision to oppose the Republicans' latest effort to repeal and replace Obamacare. The bill hasn't been completed. However all of that being said, if they narrow the focus to the things we all agree on, expanding health savings accounts, giving governors more freedom though wavers, slowing down the rate of growth of an outrageous entitlement spending, sure, I would be for that.
"I would consider supporting legislation similar to that offered by my friends Senators Graham and Cassidy were it the product of extensive hearings, debate and amendment". Cassidy, a physician, is expected to testify.
Yet Republican congressional leaders, goaded by GOP voters and the president himself, were determined to give it one last try.
Republicans had hoped that McCain would vote in favor of Graham and Cassidy's bill given his close friendship with the two senators.
In addition to Cruz and Lee, several other GOP senators - including Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska - are undecided about the legislation.
After blasting McCain, Trump on Saturday singled out Paul and Murkowski. I don't think block granting Obamacare makes it go away. Trump wrote on Twitter.
They warn that under the bill patients and consumers will lose important protections and those with significant illnesses will be charged higher premiums and may not be able to buy coverage.
Cassidy, a physician, should take note that his fellow practitioners in the American Medical Association joined other medical groups, insurance companies and hospital organizations in nearly uniform opposition to the bill.
Shares of some health insurers closed higher on Friday after McCain announced his opposition.
Counterterrorism police arrested a 25-year-old man in Newport, Wales, according to a statement by London's Metropolitan Police. The entire neighborhood around their house was evacuated as a precaution when the search began Saturday.
Piriform says that it's still investigating where the attack came from, and the company sent a reassuring message. The malware's main goal is to profile a victim's system and send that information to a server located in the US.
A naval hospital in Jacksonville, Florida says the actions of a couple of nurses will be handled by "military justice". The nurses behind the incident have since had their Snapchat accounts suspended and the videos removed.
The flaw had been discovered and fixed by Apache in March, but Equifax had not applied the patch to its own systems by May. The company named Mark Rohrwasser as interim chief information office and Russ Ayres as interim chief security officer.
Though both Washington and Pyongyang have rejected the proposal, he said, "we believe that the potential is not yet exhausted". Lavrov noted that Pyongyang is carefully watching how the United States deals with that pact, now up for recertification.
A spokesman for Junqueras confirmed the arrest and said that other Catalan government premises were being searched by the agents. The mood in Catalonia is growing increasingly nasty with just over a week to go before the banned ballot on October 1.
It was a day when batting wasn't easy, as evidenced not just by Australia's failed chase but also India's struggle early on. Nathan Coulter-Nile put up a defiant stance and kept Stoinis company as the latter refused to down his tools already.
Hodgson has previously saved Fulham when they looked doomed to relegation in 2008, taking nine points from his final three games. That could lead to corners in the first half as Palace try to clear their lines and are under constant pressure.
Earlier this year, Israel intercepted another drone that strayed into the Golan airspace from neighboring Syria. According to an IDF spokesman, the drone was being used by Hezbollah militants for the reconnaissance purposes.
He later told reporters the event might occur as soon as the next Independence Day, adding it might take another year to plan. French aircraft fly over the Champs-Elysees during the annual Bastille Day military parade in Paris, July 14, 2017.
China says North Korean situation more serious by the day
Chinese leaders were for long the North's diplomatic allies but express increasing frustration with the government of Kim Jong-un. Ri reportedly added that "We have no idea about what actions could be taken as it will be ordered by leader Kim Jong Un".
Mexico Hit With New 6.1 Magnitude Quake
The quake sent some buildings tumbling down, while others sustained massive damage. He reported that two people died of apparent heart attacks during the new temblor.
Vikings QB Sam Bradford ruled out for Week 3 vs
He shows great speed and acceleration. "We're extremely happy and pleased with his progress so far". Vikings DE Everson Griffen registered two sacks last week, the ninth multi-sack game of his career.
Eden wicket to be sporting for second India-Australia ODI
India was reeling at 87 for 5 when Hardik Pandya joined MS Dhoni to stitch together a partnership that would take India to safety. Yuzvendra Chahal bagged 3 wickets, whereas young Kuldeep Yadav also picked 2 wickets to set back Australia .
Apple's Tim Cook says DACA is about 'basic human dignity'
TENAA - wireless authority that certifies gadgets in China - released their certification for the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Once again Apple , AR was used heavily in Pokemon GO, and you don't need to be a techie to figure that out.
James Corden speaks out over that Sean Spicer kiss
A seemingly rhetorical question with no expected response, Sean Spicer emerged from backstage, accompanied by a podium. Liberal commentator Keith Olbermann tweeted that the Emmys lost its credibility by lionizing Spicer .
Powerful quake hits southern Mexico
It comes less than two weeks after the strongest quake in a century hit Mexico's southern coast and left 90 people dead . Video and pictures showed utter devastation as buildings were flattened and people trapped beneath the rubble.
Was Trump right all along about being wiretapped?
Some of the conversations listened to were reportedly with US President Donald Trump after he was elected. But Monday's CNN report shows that the FBI investigation has gone further than previously known.
CT, national gas prices drop
But New York, where the average price of gasoline is $2.81 per gallon, still has some of the highest prices in the country. The most expensive gas reported Sunday in the city was $3.31 at a North Patterson Street retailer, according to gasbuddy.
Google's UPI-based Tez payments app rolls out in India
The company said Tez Shield "helps detect fraud and prevent hacking", aiming to protect every transaction and ensure security . Tez works with all major Indian banks and the vast majority of smartphones - so you can pay or get paid by nearly anyone.