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Senate delays health care vote until John McCain recovers from surgery

Senate delays health care vote until John McCain recovers from surgery

The changes got Johnson to say he'd vote "yes" to start debating the bill, but he then raised new concerns in Green Bay.

On Saturday, Senate #Majority Leader #Mitch McConnell said he had postponed the Senate #health care review amid the announcement by Sen.

Eight to 10 Republican US senators are said to have serious concerns about Republican healthcare legislation to dismantle and replace Obamacare, meaning that one of President Donald Trump's key campaign promises is still no closer to becoming a reality.

Surgeons in Phoenix removed a blood clot from above Mr McCain's left eye on on Friday.

"The Senator is resting comfortably at home and is in good condition", according to his doctors at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, relayed in a statement from McCain's office.

Over the weekend, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced the scheduled Better Care Act vote would be delayed indefinitely because of McCain's absence.

It wasn't clear how long McCain's recovery process would take, but the senator's office seemed to suggest that McCain would miss at least a week in the Senate.

The new Senate version backed by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and released Thursday bids for conservative support by allowing insurers to sell low-priced, slimmed-down policies and added billions to combat opioid abuse and help cut skyrocketing insurance costs. In other words, if a vote were held this week, the bill would go down on motion to proceed.

A health care vote will have to wait, this time because Sen.

McCain has said he's concerned about the impact of proposed Medicaid cuts on his home state, and said on July 13 he couldn't say whether he would support McConnell's new bill. That means that McConnell, even if he keeps Johnson's vote, will definitely not have 50 votes until McCain returns. McConnell can not lose any others for the legislation to survive a showdown vote.

Two of the country's largest insurance providers called an amendment from Sen.

This reduction in spending that is favored by conservatives like Johnson but worries moderates in states with large Medicaid populations like Capito, who represents West Virginia.

"The number of Arizonans with health care is up, uncompensated care is down by 60 percent at hospitals statewide and billions of federal dollars, which are Arizona tax dollars, are flowing into our economy", Carter said.

If one more senator joins Paul - and Sen.

Malloy described Pence's private meeting with the governors Saturday as "pretty atrocious" as Pence encouraged governors to dismiss an unfavorable score from the Congressional Budget Office that showed 15 million Americans would lose Medicaid coverage over the next decade.

A previous version of the health-care bill was pulled from the floor of the House of Representatives in March after it failed to gain enough votes to advance.


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