Senate delays health vote after McCain's surgery

Senate delays health vote after McCain's surgery

Senate delays health vote after McCain's surgery

His office said the clot was discovered during an annual physical and removed Friday at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. "His Mayo Clinic doctors report that the surgery went "very well" and he is in good spirits", the Mayo Clinic statement said.

The Senator is resting comfortably at home and is in good condition.

There's another possible delay to the Senate's consideration of a Republican bill to repeal and replace the Obama-era health care law.

Adding to the uncertainty, the Congressional Budget Office also indicated on Sunday it no longer expected to release its analysis on Monday on the estimated cost and scope of insurance coverage under the latest GOP bill, which has the support of President Donald Trump.

"Without McCain, Senate Republicans likely would not have had the 50 votes necessary to advance the legislation".

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Many of those senators are waiting for their Republican governors to weigh in on the legislation before moving forward and are bristling at proposed reductions in Medicaid spending.

Senate Republicans unveiled a revised version of their health care bill Thursday, and GOP leaders had planned a vote, or at least to take the procedural steps toward a vote, in the upcoming week. John McCain is able to return to Washington following surgery.

Cornyn appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press", Collins was on ABC's "This Week" and CNN's "State of the Union", and Paul was on "Fox News Sunday" and CBS' "Face the Nation".

A vote that could be scheduled by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for next week might jeopardize the second version of the Republican's revised bill to repeal and replace Obamacare with McCain in recovery. McConnell's announcement came after McCain's office disclosed that he had undergone surgery, and doctors had advised him to stay in Arizona this week.

Two Republican senators - Susan Collins of ME and Rand Paul of Kentucky - have already said they will not support a motion to proceed to floor debate on the legislation. While the chances of passing the bill remain slim, putting off the vote next week will allow the White House to bring the full force of its lobbying efforts to bear on reluctant senators. "We wish Sen. McCain a speedy recovery", said Helen Aguirre Ferre, director of media affairs.

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