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Action deferred on USA healthcare bill after McCain surgery

Action deferred on USA healthcare bill after McCain surgery

"While John is recovering, the Senate will continue our work on legislative items and nominations, and will defer consideration of the Better Care Act", McConnell said in a statement.

McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, was resting comfortably at home in good condition after the Friday operation, according to doctors at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. All 48 Democratic senators plus two Republicans, Sen.

The U.S. Senate will delay its consideration of healthcare legislation while Arizona Republican Senator John McCain recuperates from surgery, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Saturday.

An analysis and score of the Senate GOP's new healthcare bill from the Congressional Budget Office is expected on Monday.

According to the hospital, the surgery went "very well" and McCain is in "good spirits".




But Senate Republicans are trying to overhaul health care and deliver on the party's promise to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law, which they've been pledging to do since its 2010 enactment.

McCain said in a statement Thursday: "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".

A close vote had already been predicted for the GOP health care bill, with all Democrats and independents coming out against it and some Republicans opposed or undecided. "On the advice of his doctors, Senator McCain will be recovering in Arizona next week". He also wished a speedy recovery for McCain.

Surgeons removed the blood clot during a "minimally invasive" procedure, the statement said.

"I have never known a man more tenacious and resilient than John McCain", Jeff Flake said.