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Republicans Pause To Regroup In Fight To Pass Health Care Bill

Republicans Pause To Regroup In Fight To Pass Health Care Bill

President Barack Obama turned treaties into "accords", to skip the headache of going through a partisan Republican Senate for approval. Many accused leadership of moving too quickly. Perhaps Republicans created their own problem by being so vituperative and intransigent toward President Obama on this issue (and every other one). But if the legislation was on life support earlier, it may now need a defibrillator. "It will just take us a little longer".

Republicans are planning to continue debating the legislation after taking next week off. "Eventually the states have to pay, but they actually managed to keep it".

Senators want fireworks? They'll see them.

McConnell's decision came a day after the Congressional Budget Office said that the bill would result in 22 million fewer people with health insurance by 2026.

McConnell hoped to bring the Better Care Reconciliation Act to the Senate floor for debate and a vote this week, so public outcry during next week's congressional holiday wouldn't weaken senators' resolve to repeal the ACA.

"It's hard for me to see how any tinkering is going to satisfy my fundamental and deep concerns about the impact of the bill".

Even Trump's supporters would admit that the President is yet to impose his considerable persona on Washington or shown he has the political skills and stock of capital to pilot legislation through Congress. His most memorable comment was to call the House legislation "mean" - a comment that came a month after he celebrated its passage with a ceremony in the Rose Garden.

"We're continuing to talk about it", McConnell told a news conference before heading to the White House.

Mitch McConnell may have a dark and twisted soul, but he's a pretty good legislative tactician.

"It's a big complicated subject, we've got a lot discussions going on, and we're still optimistic we're going to get there", the Kentucky lawmaker said. This is very definitely not how U.S. senators like to be viewed, but Trump is too stupid to understand this.

The bill would allow states to waive the federal mandate regarding which conditions are covered, meaning that many conditions may no longer be covered so, in reality, those now insured may be unable to get policies that would actually help them.

Five GOP senators had said they would refuse to bring McConnell's bill to the Senate floor: Dean Heller of Nevada, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Susan Collins of ME and Mike Lee of Utah in saying they would refuse to bring the bill to the Senate floor.

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Sen. Dean Heller opposed the BCRA on Friday, and on Tuesday, following McConnell's announcement about the vote delay, Sens.

President Trump: Publicly, it's unlikely he'll get much blame from Republicans, and he doesn't seem anxious about the prospect.

Passing changes to government health care programs is politically perilous, and the Affordable Care Act faltered numerous times before it was eventually signed into law. The protesters chanted through bullhorns, their pleas audible inside the Capitol. But he predicted that Republicans will at least "get very close" and may "get it over the line".

First, in defending Obamacare, they lacked "words that work". Conservatives said the bill does not do enough to erase Obamacare.

"The Senate needs to get it right and if you have a few senators who don't think they're there yet. Shame! Shame!" as they held a banner that read #IStandwithPP.

Later, Jerry Moran of Kansas, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia and Rob Portman of OH also said they opposed the measure.

They're opposed to the bill for various reasons, ranging from wanting the bill to be slightly more compassionate to wanting it to be way more cruel.

Republican leader Mitch McConnell announced a delay for any voting at a closed-door senators' lunch also attended by Vice President Mike Pence.

"We don't know what kinds of backroom deals Senate Republican leaders will cut", Murray said. If he gives in to moderate interests, he can't count on conservative votes.

The second suggestion for our Republican colleagues to work with us, abandon the closed door secret process they have used.

"If we don't get it done, it's just going to be something that we're not going to like", he said at the meeting.

Paul said he has spoken to President Donald Trump, and he thinks "it's important for all of us and the country that we repeal Obamacare, but I guess I tried to make sure he understands many of us don't think the current bill is repealable".


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