Senate delays vote on health care bill

Senate delays vote on health care bill

Senate delays vote on health care bill

NBC News reports that some undecided Republicans and their states are getting special financial treatment from GOP leadership.

"The dedicated funding included in the bill to address the cost of plans that cover people with pre-existing medical conditions is insufficient and additional funding will not make the provision workable for consumers or taxpayers", the CEOs wrote.

Doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix removed a 5-centimeter blood clot from above McCain's left eye on Friday, the hospital said in a statement. They said the revisions would also help Alaska and Montana - home to three GOP senators and one Democrat.

McConnell didn't specify when the bill would be voted on, saying only that the Senate will "defer consideration of the Better Care Act".

Collins said Sunday that she saw things "very differently" from the way the administration was pitching the legislation and pointed out that the bill would lower spending on Medicaid by about three-quarters of a trillion dollars by 2026 compared to current law.

Two Republicans, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Susan Collins of ME, have already said they will vote against the measure. John McCain recovers from surgery for a blood clot.

He can't vote from Phoenix.

With McConnell's health care legislation already hanging by a thread in the Senate, McCain's absence meant it would become impossible for the majority leader to round up votes needed to move the bill forward next week as planned.

The healthcare bill was already on rocky ground even with McCain, as many speculated whether McConnell could pull together 50 votes.

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PAUL: Well, you know, it's interesting that it's not. He also wished a speedy recovery for McCain.

But I'm giving McConnell no points for being a humanitarian.

McCain himself seemed skeptical of the bill's chances.

McCain made that crystal clear last week.

Some say if this bill doesn't pass, they'll have to come up with a different plan.

"I would respectfully disagree with the Vice President's analysis", the Maine senator said.

"Have no doubt: Congress must replace Obamacare, which has hit Arizonans with some of the highest premium increases in the nation and left 14 of Arizona's 15 counties with only one provider option on the exchanges this year", the statement continued. "That's what would produce the kind of legislation that we need".

"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.

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