4 GOP senators dig in their heels against ‘skinny’ health bill – Orange County Register

By ROBERT PEAR, THOMAS KAPLAN and AVANTIKA CHILKOTI

Four Republicans senators – Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, John McCain of Arizona, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin – declared Thursday evening that they would not vote for a slimmed-down partial repeal of the Affordable Care Act without ironclad guarantees that the House will negotiate a comprehensive measure.

The senators were unsparing in their criticism of the so-called skinny repeal, saying it would crater the health insurance market and send premiums skyward.

“The skinny bill as policy is a…

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