Pence to join Senate Republican leaders in healthcare push

Senate Republicans unveil a revised health care bill in hopes of securing support from wavering GOP lawmakers including one who call

Senate Republicans unveil a revised health care bill in hopes of securing support from wavering GOP lawmakers including one who call

Trump invited them to meet after McConnell made a decision to delay a vote on a Senate health care bill because there aren't enough votes to pass it.

Senate leaders put off a vote on Republicans' health-care bill until after the July 4 recess amid growing opposition from GOP members to the plan drafted in secret by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. I mean, I'm reading the CBO report at 4 a.m.

The bill, which would roll back much of President Barack Obama's healthcare law, has been one of the party's top priorities for years, and the delay is a major embarrassment to Mr Trump and Mr McConnell. "And that's OK, and I understand that very well".

But the delay in a vote will give Democrats and other opponents of the repeal bill more time to mobilize, particularly as Republicans return to their home districts during the holiday. Many accused leadership of moving too quickly. "I will vote no on mtp", Collins tweeted Monday. But Senate observers say the veteran lawmaker, respected by friends and foes for his tactical savvy, knows how to survive politically.

"The schedule may have changed a little bit", said Sen.

In one illustration, an outside political group run by Trump allies has run ads against Heller and threatens more against other GOP senators opposed to the bill. The problem with that is that leaders only have a limited window to get health-care policy done in a way that avoids a Democratic filibuster. The Senate bill (and an earlier version passed by the House of Representatives) keeps the structures of Obamacare in place, mostly because policymakers can't knock out the foundation without the whole house (the health insurance market) sinking in.

"His calculation is that he can spend next week or so trying to figure out how to bring some of these recalcitrant Republicans on board and there's a reason why you don't want to bet against him", Manley said.

That means getting back to so numerous insurance market reforms Republicans have said they've supported for years like allowing companies to sell insurance over state lines, allowing all kinds of bare-boned "major medical" plans to be sold everywhere, and expanding tax-free health spending accounts.

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The American Medical Association has come out strongly against this proposal and it is about time we all expressed our outrage at this ill-conceived and yes, "mean", plan.

Sen. Susan Collins of ME, a key moderate vote in the Republican conference, tweeted on Monday night that given its potential effects, she would not vote for the legislation - or even a motion to move it forward on the floor.

"I continue to have real concerns about the Medicaid policies in this bill, especially those that impact drug treatment at a time when OH is facing an opioid epidemic", Portman said. McIntosh said the Senate bill should also allow states to opt-out of specific regulations in Title I.

Sen. Rand Paul, who has opposed the current bill, said he thought Trump wanted to improve the bill.

"I would not bet against Mitch McConnell", House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., told reporters Tuesday morning when asked about the bill's fate - but before news broke of McConnell's announcement that he was pushing the vote back.

And McConnell's Kentucky counterpart, Republican Sen.

"What would get "better" under the BCRA is the tax bill faced by wealthy individuals, which would be reduced by hundreds of billions of dollars over the next decade", the NEJM editorial board wrote. The Majority Leader will be tested now, and we'll see how Sen.

Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada, the only Senate Republican up for re-election next year in a state Hillary Clinton won, surprised Senate GOP leaders by coming out hard against the health legislation at a news conference Friday.

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