Senate Republican leaders delay healthcare bill vote

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"It's hard to see how tinkering is going to satisfy my fundamental concerns about the bill", Senator Susan Collins, a Republican moderate, told reporters.

Of the possibility that some Democrats might join their cause, the majority leader said. "Wrong, I know the subject well & want victory for U.S".

In a recent Deseret News op-ed, Hatch said the Senate bill makes a "powerful statement" and "assures that Utahns get a fair shake", and he noted that "significant legislation requires compromise".

Republicans need at least 50 of their 50 members to support the bill and force a tie, which would then pave the way for Vice President Mike Pence, also a Republican, to cast the deciding vote.

Trump, who campaigned on his deal-making accolades, tried to reassure supporters the Republican deadlock was only a bump in the road.

McConnell said after the meeting there's a "really good chance" of passing the bill, but it won't happen before July 4 as he originally planned.

Trump has said he's comfortable letting the Obamacare state exchanges "fail" if Republicans fail to pass their own repeal of the healthcare law. But losing her support makes it easier for other Republicans to walk away from a bill that's likely to be politically devastating.

"No, no, we're continuing to talk about it".

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But the office said that overall, the Senate legislation would increase out of pocket costs for deductibles and copayments. But three GOP senators are threatening to vote against a procedural motion to begin debate, a vote expected Wednesday.

The Kentucky Republican leader's decision comes as Lee and other Republican opponents are attempting to negotiate changes to the bill.

White House officials said if Republicans Sens. And if we don't get it done, it's just going to be something that we're not going to like - and that's okay.

Trump said, however, that the GOP is "getting very close" on passing the bill. They've mostly focused on how awful Obamacare is, at least for the 8 percent of Americans who get their insurance on the individual marketplace. Rand Paul (KY) today at the White House.

"For months, I have engaged with my colleagues on solutions that I believe are necessary to ensure that we improve our health care system and better combat this opioid epidemic".

"I greatly appreciate you folks being here". Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Sen.

"There doesn't seem to be a lot of interest in focusing on the things that would actually fix the many things that Republicans and Democrats both agree are wrong with the Affordable Care Act", Baker said. "We can rewrite our bill to bring down the price working families pay for health insurance - while still protecting Americans with pre-existing conditions", he said. Chuck Schumer, the chamber's top Democrat, said Tuesday his party would work with Republicans as long as the bill did not focus on cutting benefits for the poor while cutting taxes for the rich. But they have few options to block it beyond stirring public opposition and mounting pressure on wary Republicans.

The Senate version of the health care bill would roll back the Medicaid expansion under Obamacare, end the individual and employer mandates under Obamacare, and potentially allow insurers to charge people with pre-existing conditions far higher premiums.

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