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Senate Republicans scramble to save GOP health care bill

Senate Republicans scramble to save GOP health care bill

"The American people elected us to do that, and we're working hard to get there". "There will be a tremendous amount of pressure put on him as there were on Republicans in the House and a lot of people wound up having to vote for a awful bill".

The speaker said House members are waiting to see what happens in the Senate.

Moderate Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska welcomed the delay, telling reporters as she left the luncheon, "I think that was an important step".

"It's going to be very close, but we're working with each one of them in trying to accommodate their concerns without losing other support", No. 2 Senate GOP leader John Cornyn of Texas said Monday.

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.

"It's the biggest signature issue we have".

"Plain and simple-the Senate Republican version of Trumpcare is a greater disaster for the people of CT than the version passed by House Republicans", Malloy said in a statement accompanying the report. The ad also says that a down vote by the senator would pose an obstacle to his own party and the Trump administration who it says finally have a "real chance to repeal and replace Obamacare". We did this in the House.

The Senate draft would save some US$321 billion (RM1375 billion) in federal spending over the 2017-2016 period, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).

Republicans hold 52 Senate seats.




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The report prompted Senator Susan Collins, a key Republican moderate, to say she could not support the bill as it stands.

Senate Republicans need to convince a handful of their colleagues to vote for the healthcare bill as is or rewrite parts of it to get the support it needs to pass.

Hatch and Lee, he said, aren't really that far apart on the bill.

Warning that "the fight is not over", Mr Schumer accused Mr McConnell of preparing to dangle plum projects for states where senators are on the fence about the bill to "buy off Republicans (and) use backroom deals to get this thing done".

U.S. stock prices fell on Tuesday, as the decision to postpone the vote added to investor worries on whether the Trump administration can deliver on its promises of tax reform and deregulation, as well as changes to the health sector.

As the fight over health care continues, it appears that#Donald Trump might not be too upset if his bill doesn't become law. It also would not affect those 65 and older who are eligible for government benefits under Medicare.

Collins on the other hand has decried the number of Americans who would lack insurance as well as cuts to Medicaid. Medicaid costs are rising at a fast and ultimately unsustainable rate, critics say.

Donald Trump called the House healthcare bill that resulted in 23 million additional uninsured by 2026 "mean".


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