And the most recent Senate bill is no exception - the critics are harsh, and there is no shortage of them. But the message he delivered to them before reporters were ushered out of the room was not entirely hopeful.
"I expect to have the support and get it done ... and yes, we will vote this week". Most wore grim expressions.
"It was abundantly clear that we didn't have air cover when it came to calls coming into lawmakers", Priebus said when Walsh joined the group.
Meanwhile, Democrats on the Hill were organizing news conference after news conference, including a large showing of Democratic senators who gathered on the Capitol steps to lambast the beleaguered bill.
Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Alabama, told reporters the effort to get to 50 votes was "fluid" but maintained a degree of hope. McConnell promised to revisit the legislation after Congress' July 4 recess. The Sheboygan pediatrician said if children's hospitals can't pay the bills, it could affect all patients, not just those on Medicaid.
McConnell has scant margin for error in the closely divided Senate, and the legislation to eliminate Obamacare's mandates and unwind its Medicaid expansion has shed support practically from the moment it was unveiled last Thursday.
The bill would fail if three Republican senators vote no, and at least five have publicly expressed their opposition.
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"You can't put a few band-aids on a bad bill and think North Dakotans won't feel the pain", Heitkamp said in a statement issued Monday evening, calling "severe cuts" to Medicaid a "cruel joke to the 90,000 North Dakotans who rely on this lifesaving program for affordable, quality care".
Prior to McConnell's announcement, Trump met at the White House with Paul.
Republican senators will be meeting this afternoon at the White House, where Sen. Should the Senate pass the bill, Ryan argued, the House will get their chance, one way or another, to weigh in. Now, the Republicans are finding that rolling back this Medicaid expansion won't be possible under the same fog.
It also highlights the fractures within the party over how to improve the health care system while not cutting millions of Americans out of insurance coverage.
The CBO report says under the bill that 22 million people fewer would have insurance by 2026 than under Obamacare - one million less than the House bill's figure - but the budget deficit would be reduced.
McConnell fought hard to avoid sending senators to their home states without a passed bill this weekend.
"I think first and foremost, they have to think about if they want to play scorched-earth lobbying when they have a lot of things they need to do in Washington", said Kim Monk, a managing director at Capital Alpha Partners, a firm that provides political research for investors.
After meeting with President Donald Trump and other administration officials with fellow Republican senators at the White House, Hoeven elaborated on his position Tuesday in an interview.
Because West Virginia chose to expand coverage through Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's health care law, many people in the state have come to rely on the health coverage and access to substance abuse treatment it provides, even as others with private insurance face skyrocketing premiums and deductibles, she said.