The bill also gives states more latitude in requiring insurers to provide essential health benefits guaranteed under Obamacare, including emergency and maternity care and mental health services. It's undoubtedly a setback to Trump's plans to replace Obamacare. Demonstrators with Utah's Disabled Rights A.
Mitch McConnell may be Washington's master political tactician, but the Senate majority leader's failure to bring an "Obamacare" repeal bill across the finish line appears as a rare and costly miscalculation.
The rest of Trump's economic agenda is now sitting on the runway, idling, as the health care bill remains bogged down.
The surprise development leaves the legislation's fate uncertain while raising new doubts about whether President Donald Trump will ever make good on his many promises to erase his predecessor's signature legislative achievement. He said he had not seen the advertisements, but that the President has contacted Republican senators who oppose the bill.
The divide between the demands of the GOP base and the skepticism of the broader electorate helps explain why Senate Republican leaders have been forced to delay a vote as they scramble for the 50 votes needed to pass a measure.
"Obamacare is dying, it's essentially dead", the President said in a photo op at the White House. Most wore grim expressions.
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"He understands that he's got people coming from all different directions within the Republican caucus, and it's going to take some work", Paul said on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront", adding he and other conservatives sent written proposals to the White House to change the bill.
"I have so many fundamental problems with the bill", she told reporters outside the Capitol.
"I handle the Trump administration the same way I handled the Obama administration", said Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), whose district Trump lost by 16 point.
After the bill was made publicly available Thursday, Gardner told reporters, "We need to learn more and get the information and numbers behind it.That's not a no".
With just 52 Republicans in the Senate, the White House can only afford to lose two senators to pass the Senate's version of legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare - a promise at the core of almost every Republicans' campaign platforms in recent years. Jerry Moran (R-KS) - who wasn't on anyone's radar - that he was opposed to the bill as it now stands. Opposition from Nevada's popular Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval helped push GOP Sen.
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If the Senate passes a bill, it will either have to be approved by the House, which passed its own version last month, or the two chambers would have to reconcile their differences in a conference committee.
But Senate Republicans say the current system is unsustainable.
But McConnell is finding it hard to satisfy demands from his diverse caucus.
When asked on Monday if the White House would take CBO scores into account to the extent that they would go "back to the drawing board" on the bill if necessary, press secretary Sean Spicer answered that the White House would continue its current plan on health care reform.
He must calm moderate senators scared about the consequences of voting for a measure the Congressional Budget Office says will lead to 22 million more people without coverage over the next decade. So Senators Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Ron Johnson and Ted Cruz are fine. Lawmakers would return to Washigton the week of July 10.
The 22 million extra uninsured Americans were just 1 million fewer than the number the budget office estimated would become uninsured under the House version. Trump has called the House bill "mean" and prodded senators to produce a package with more "heart". "We have people squawking that we're not keeping enough Medicaid expansion, when, in fact, we keep it for seven years".
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