'Lets Not Rush This': Senators Urge Health Care Vote Delay

Republican senators were meeting Tuesday afternoon at the White House to to discuss the next steps. That means instead of requiring 60 votes to pass, this bill only requires 51. He would do that with the help of Vice President Mike Pence, since the vice president has the power to break a tie vote in the Senate.

Minority Leader Chuck Schumer continued to assail the Republican bill after the delay. Lee was among four conservative senators who announced last week they oppose the bill's current version, and said through a spokesperson he would not vote for a crucial procedural motion allowing the Senate to begin debate on the legislation, unless it's changed.

Leaders had been pressing hard for a vote before the holiday. "We are going to see what we are going to do".

It is especially worrying news for women, as almost 40 million rely on Medicaid, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. The party can afford to lose just two senators in the vote, assuming all 48 Democrats vote against it. Susan Collins of ME and Sen. What they're saying: They've offered very constituent-focused statements, like this from Sullivan: "I believe that we can do better for our state and our country, but I will not vote for a bill that will make things worse for Alaskans". "We are getting very close".


Democrats held a protest on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.

"Other than, we need to do something", Ricketts tells reporters. "We're not resting on any laurels, nor do we feel any sense yet of accomplishment, other than we are making progress because the American people are listening to our arguments".

Despite clear signs that lawmakers were breathing sighs of relief, McConnell's challenge of reaching 50 "yes" votes remains monumental.

That finding prompted dissent within the Republican ranks with several members, including Maine U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Sen.


Six Republican senators have said they will not support the legislation unless significant changes are made. He and the GOP ran on a categorical promise to obliterate Obama's Affordable Care Act, and the president is desperate for a big legislative victory. After rounds of negotiations and amendments, the House passed its bill in early May. "I think this is a good move on the part of leadership". To take up tax reform or funding the government in 2018, Senate procedure would require them to scrap the health care effort altogether. That is why concerned citizens must make it known that the politics of this atrocious legislation are every bit as hazardous for the Republican Party as the underlying policies would be for the health of the nation.

Analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) revealed 22 million fewer people would have healthcare coverage by 2026 if the new bill was to get approved.

The CBO noted in its report that, under the GOP Senate bill, the subsidies that people use to buy insurance with would be "substantially smaller than under current law", reports The New York Times.



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