Eight to 10 Republicans have concerns on healthcare bill: Collins

U.S. Senator Susan Collins talks to reporters as she leaves a meeting of the Senate Republican caucus to unveiling of Senate Republic

U.S. Senator Susan Collins talks to reporters as she leaves a meeting of the Senate Republican caucus to unveiling of Senate Republic

"It would still significantly cut federal spending on health care, increase the uninsured rate and decrease the actuarial value of coverage among those with insurance - in some instances, perhaps even more dramatically than previous iterations of the bill".

Wyoming Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso, both Republicans, were part of the 13-senator working group that developed the bill.

Mr. McConnell said that "while John is recovering, the Senate will continue our work on legislative items and nominations".

The White House said Sunday that Trump was "monitoring what's going on with health care" but did not otherwise weigh in on the growing uncertainty.

The GOP's prospect for advancing health care legislation is already on the brink. That doesn't help us make the changes we need to make. Mr. McConnell has had a more hard time rounding up support in the Senate. Susan Collins and Rand Paul - have refused to approve the bill in its current form.

The bill still repeals most of the Obamacare taxes, but now leaves some taxes on the wealthiest Americans in place. Two Republican senators, Susan Collins of ME and Rand Paul of Kentucky, have already said they will not vote to proceed, making McCain's "yes" vote essential.

So, not exactly $20 (or $100) million, but he's doing just fine.

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Critics say the measure would encourage healthy people to buy the skimpy, low-priced plans, leaving sicker consumers who need more comprehensive coverage confronting unaffordable costs. This addition could bring down costs for some, but has caused contention with some moderate senators because it could hurt those with pre-existing conditions. "This tweaked BCRA still ends Medicaid as we know it, and it still yanks health coverage out from under millions of Americans, including older adults, people with disabilities and those with pre-existing conditions".

"The revised Senate health care bill released today does not include the measures I have been advocating for on behalf of the people of Arizona", he said in a statement Thursday.

"Sen. McCain received excellent treatment at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, and appreciates the tremendous professionalism and care by its doctors and staff", McCain's office said in a statement.

The assumptions, made by political appointees in the Trump administration, specify how states would use money provided by the bill and how many people losing Medicaid would buy private insurance.

"Elaine and I, along with the entire Senate family, wish John the very best and wish him a speedy recovery", McConnell said in a statement that referred to his wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. Then, with no visible progress toward agreement, he delayed the Senate's scheduled August recess by two weeks so senators could keep working.

McCain's office announced early Saturday, July 15, that they would not be back to Washington for the upcoming work week.

The skimpier plans would cover less and presumably cost less, and insurers said they would also attract healthier people.

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