Republicans no longer have the votes to repeal 'Obamacare'

Republicans no longer have the votes to repeal 'Obamacare'

Republicans no longer have the votes to repeal 'Obamacare'

Without their support, the bill would not receive enough votes to pass a procedural hurdle and reach the floor for debate. They join two other Republican senators, Susan Collins of ME and Rand Paul of Kentucky, in opposition.

"I don't know whether it will pass".

McCain, in Arizona to recover from the operation, issued a statement saying the GOP shouldn't repeat Democrats' strategy of passing Obamacare without any votes from the other party. "Plus, we need his vote", Trump said, according to the White House.

The message came Monday from Republican national committeewoman Diana Orrock of Nevada. I think they won't let him fly for a week. They joined GOP Sens.

Asked if she was upset by how the process unfolded, she said "yes". "We'll read it over the weekend and come up with a decision and see if there's any improvements", Heller told reporters as he left the Capitol Thursday.

The senator has always been a thorn in Trump's side, challenging him during the campaign and as president on a host of issues.

Trump has lobbied for Republicans to move quickly.

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Lee of Utah said the latest version didn't repeal Obamacare taxes and regulations or lower premiums. It's not their primary business or expertise - and many have other, industry-specific issues pending before lawmakers or the White House that are bigger priorities, so they do not want to use up their political capital by taking a side. "I will be very angry about it and a lot of people will be very upset". That puts the high-profile legislation in deep jeopardy. We should not be making fundamental changes in a vital safety net program that's been on the books for 50 years. In private meetings, Pence and Verma tried to convince governors that the GOP's health care bill would give them greater flexibility to design Medicaid programs that were better tailored to their needs. Cassidy and Lindsey Graham of SC proposed an alternative approach to replacing Obamacare that would keep much of the federal taxes in place and sending that money to the states to control. They said the 80-year-old Republican is resting comfortably at his home in Arizona.

The AARP is aiming TV and radio ads at undecided, moderate Republican senators in five states. The amendment would allow insurers that offer Obamacare plans on the exchanges to also sell policies that are exempt from certain of the law's mandates.

The new Senate health-care repeal bill is not rooted in facts and evidence. One outcome could be to prove to conservatives agitating for a repeal-only vote that such repeal-only legislation cannot pass the Senate.

So when Senate conservatives Mike Lee and Jerry Moran announced late Monday they could not support the bill, the news sent shockwaves across Washington.

"The biggest impact on employers are the taxes and the added administrative requirements that have been imposed by the Affordable Care Act".

"I'm writing to make clear my view on how the "Consumer Freedom Option" is unworkable as it would undermine pre-existing condition protections, increase premiums and destabilize the market", Scott Serota, CEO of Association of Independent Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, wrote to Senators Cruz and Lee earlier this week.

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