Published: Mon, July 17, 2017
Health | By Jay Jacobs

Health bill misses point of insurance

That's because Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) underwent surgery for a blood clot above his left eye.

McConnell tweeted that the Senate will work on other legislative issues and nominations next week and "will defer consideration of the Better Care Act" while McCain is recovering.

The Trump Resistance is putting pressure on Senators to block the Republican healthcare bill-even as Senate Republicans announce that they'll delay a vote as Sen.

The Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix said the senator is in good condition and is resting at home.

McCain has expressed reservations about the bill. John McCain returns to Washington. Susan Collins of ME and Rand Paul of Kentucky said they did not support even beginning discussion on the bill.

One Republican opponent of her party's plan, Senator Susan Collins of ME, told CNN on Sunday, "There are about eight to 10 Republican senators who have serious concern" about the Republican replacement proposal.

McCain's absence casts doubt on whether the Senate would be able to pass legislation to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act, Democratic former President Barack Obama's signature legislative achievement, commonly known as Obamacare. The 80-year-old Senate veteran was advised by doctors to remain in Arizona until next week, his office said.

"There are about eight to 10 Republican senators who have serious concerns about this bill", Ms Collins told CNN's State of the Union programme, faulting the bill for its major cuts to Medicaid.

The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) found that contrary to Pence's pitch, an earlier version of the bill would have taken away healthcare for 22 million citizens over the next decade, including 15 million Medicaid recipients.

In his appearance on "This Week", Price countered by arguing that the Trump administration would be taking further administrative actions on health care and that the Senate health care bill is "not the entire plan". The bill rests on a knife's edge, and Wisconsin's Ron Johnson says his "yes" vote is in jeopardy. McCain said that he would file amendments that would address concerns of leaders from his state about how the bill would affect Medicaid. "There are few people tougher than my friend John McCain, and I know he'll be back with us soon", McConnell said in the statement.

But the one thing we should do is try to repeal as many of the taxes, as many of the regulations, and as many of the mandates as we possibly can.

"I do want to see more flexibility in the insurance market, but Sen".

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