McConnell Delays Health Care Vote As McCain Recovers From Surgery

  • McConnell Delays Health Care Vote As McCain Recovers From Surgery

McConnell Delays Health Care Vote As McCain Recovers From Surgery

USA senator John McCain's absence from the Senate as he recovers from surgery for a blood clot has led the Republican leadership to postpone consideration of healthcare legislation already on the brink.

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The provision allows insurance companies to sell lower valued, cheaper policies that would not include the same benefits enjoyed by those who were insured under the Affordable Care Act (nicknamed Obamacare). A report on the previous version of the bill estimated it would lead to 22 million more Americans uninsured in 2026 - more than enough to make several senators hesitant to support the plan. John McCain underwent a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye on Friday, July 14 at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell saiys he will delay consideration of health care legislation in the Senate, after Sen.

The delay carries multiple risks for Republicans who want to win the support of both moderate and conservative senators who are still undecided about whether to vote for the proposal.

Despite having the power to turn the voting figure in their favor, Senator John McCain opposes the Republican version of the health care bill. That's another huge problem for Republicans as they struggle to pass health-care legislation: It's not popular, even when compared with Obamacare. Susan Collins and Rand Paul - have refused to approve the bill in its current form. "I still think the entire 52 of us could get together on a more narrow, clean repeal, and I think it still can be done". John McCain announced he'd be out due to surgery, costing Republicans sufficient votes to move forward.

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., told reporters Sunday there is no saving the Republicans' health care bill despite the extra time they have in wake of Sen.

The Kentucky Republican's new legislation changes how much money states that expanded their Medicaid programs for the poor previous year would get. "That's why if the Senate takes up this legislation, I intend to file amendments that would address the concerns raised by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and other leaders across our state about the bill's impact on Arizona's Medicaid system".

The claim alienated many at the meeting, partly because waiting lists for Medicaid's home- and community-based services were not affected by the program's expansion under the ACA, and partly because many interpreted Pence's remark as an overly aggressive shot at Kasich. I've developed them twice after surgeries.

Democrats said the changes seemed aimed at helping Louisiana. Conservatives are pushing for more than $200 billion in required cuts to mandatory spending programs, but key committee chairs are saying it's hard to get that kind of savings. The clot was discovered during a routine physical last week, according to a statement.

From the outset, McConnell faced a formidable challenge in bridging the gap between moderate and conservative members of his caucus.

In the end, Republicans may be forced to negotiate with Democrats, which Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York, has been calling for for weeks.