Sen. John McCain has put terror in the heartsof health insurance policy analysts throughout the country.

By announcing that he will oppose theGraham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Affordable Care Act change bill, he raised thepossibility that any Graham-Cassidy impact forecasts they havepublished this week, or are now working on, may already be asobsolete as ancient Etruscan guides to interpreting chickenentrails.

Republican congressional leaders have been rushing to pushGraham-Cassidy through the Senate by Sept. 30, in time to make useof special Senate budget reconciliation rules that let supportersof budget measures get those through the Senate with just 51 votes,rather than the 60 votes normally required.

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Allison Bell

Allison Bell, a senior reporter at ThinkAdvisor and BenefitsPRO, previously was an associate editor at National Underwriter Life & Health. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She can be reached through X at @Think_Allison.