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Republican leaders work to buoy Senate healthcare bill

Republican leaders work to buoy Senate healthcare bill

He can afford to lose just two Republican senators from the party's 52-seat majority in the 100-seat Senate to pass healthcare.

Senate Republicans' decision Tuesday to delay a vote on a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act could be a blessing in disguise.

Recently in the Rose Garden, Trump celebrated the House's Republican health care bill.

But one Republican source close to the health care process told CNN that the Heller ad was a key error.

The Republican bill now will not be considered until after the Senate's week-long 4 July recess.

Top Democrat Nancy Pelosi earlier warned that "hundreds of thousands" of Americans would die if congressional Republicans pass their healthcare legislation.

Trump told senators that because Obamacare is "a total disaster", "we really have no choice but to solve this situation".

And it provides hundreds of billions of dollars in tax cuts to insurers and the wealthy, while allowing states to drop now mandated benefits such as maternity care and hospital services, according to CBO.

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After the Congressional Budget Office score was released, prompting multiple Republicans to express doubts about the legislation or reiterate that they would not vote for the bill in its current form, Murkowski said she and her fellow senators should have time to examine the numbers and understand how the bill would impact their constituents before rushing to a vote.

"Let's come together, let's reason together, let's fix and improve that which is in the Affordable Care Act, and make it a (law) which serves everybody", number two House Democrat Steny Hoyer said.

If they win, they know they will still have to spend years defending taking away health insurance from tens of millions of Americans.

The delay comes one day after CBO's report Monday that the Senate GOP bill would leave 22 million more people uninsured, just shy of the 23 million more people the House GOP bill would leave uninsured.

CBO said that under the bill, most insurance markets around the country would be stable before 2020. "Each of them want different things, and we have to figure out if there is a path".

Some Republican senators - Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Ted Cruz of Texas - actually complain that the bill is too generous and doesn't deliver sufficient spending cuts. Thanks to the cuts, the Senate measure would reduce the budget deficit by a total of $321bn (£252bn) in 2017-2026 - even with Obama-era tax cuts rolled back. "And we're working hard to do that".

"We're optimistic we're going to get to a result that is better than the status quo". The bill would cut $772 billion over the next decade from Medicaid, which covers most of America's poor children and nursing home patients, to help finance tax cuts for the wealthy. "There's more work to do on this, but there's also more understanding that has to be provided in terms of the CBO score".


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