Senate delays health care vote until after July 4 recess


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky emerged with the updated plans from a lunch with other GOP senators, along with the news that the chamber's Republicans were headed to the White House for a meeting with President Donald Trump.

"The Senate draft before us includes some promising changes to reduce premiums in the individual insurance market, but I continue to have real concerns about the Medicaid policies in this bill, especially those that impact drug treatment at a time when OH is facing an opioid epidemic", Portman said.

America First Policies also plans to run cable and digital ads after Democratic senators in West Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, North Dakota, Virginia, Missouri, Indiana, and Montana, a spokeswoman for the group said Monday.

Also at the Capitol Tuesday was Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who was scheduled to hold meetings with Pence, McConnell and Sen. But Trump couldn't help himself.

"By sitting in, by sitting down, you're really standing up", Lewis said.

The Congressional Budget Office releases its report, and concludes the Senate GOP's health care bill would lower premiums and slash the federal deficit.

Hours earlier, Senate Republicans released an updated version of their bill that includes a provision requiring people with a gap in health insurance to wait six months before new coverage would start.

"Either Republicans will agree and change the status quo or the markets will continue to collapse and we'll have to sit down with Senator (Chuck) Schumer", he said of the Senate Minority Leader.

Back then, Sen. McConnell said Americans were "tired of giant bills negotiated in secret, then jammed through on a party-line vote in the middle of the night".

"Look, there's more work that needs to be done".

"It's an ongoing discussion, and several of them want more time", he said of Republican lawmakers.

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He added, "American families need a more reliable and affordable health care system, and this bill takes important steps in that direction". "I don't think he's getting into the details about what these bills actually do", King told MSNBC. "I've been uncommitted and I remain uncommitted, I mean just deadline uncommitted".

"It makes me more concerned", Cassidy told CNN. It came out yesterday afternoon.

Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Alabama, told reporters the effort to get to 50 votes was "fluid" but maintained a degree of hope. Bob Corker, R-Tennessee. "Not frustration, but you know that there's nearly no way for the questions that you have to be legitimately answered".

Lee and other conservatives have favored a fuller repeal of Obama's statute than the Senate bill would enact.

We've said it before, we'll say it again ... "I understand that very well".

Among the possible changes: More spending for health savings accounts to appease conservatives such as Sen. "And I'm announcing today that in this form, I simply will not support it".

The decision Tuesday to delay the vote planned for this week follows announcements by at least five Republicans that they'll vote to block Senate debate on the current version of the bill. "This is a hard, difficult process". Now, the Republicans are finding that rolling back this Medicaid expansion won't be possible under the same fog.

Texas Sen. John Cornyn, the Senate GOP Whip, insisted to reporters before the Tuesday luncheon got underway that the procedural vote would take place "tomorrow sometime".

The American Medical Association has come out strongly against this proposal and it is about time we all expressed our outrage at this ill-conceived and yes, "mean", plan.

"It's a conversation and we haven't finished our conversation", he said. Along with potential opposition from Johnson, Paul and Heller on the vote, that could leave leadership struggling to even advance to a final vote on the health care bill.

Health care represents about one-sixth of the American economy.