Senate delays health care vote until John McCain recovers from surgery

However, such operations usually require longer recovery times, according to neurosurgeons.

McConnell tweeted that the Senate will work on other legislative issues and nominations next week and "will defer consideration of the Better Care Act" while McCain is recovering.

McCain, meanwhile, is "in good spirits and recovering comfortably at home with his family", and based "on the advice of his doctors, Senator McCain will be recovering in Arizona next week", according to the statement. McCain's absence will leave Republicans without the votes necessary to advance the legislation.

Anyone can get a blood clot, and ones in major blood arteries can cause a stroke or heart attack. Doctors frequently conduct cancer tests after a clot.

In 2000, McCain was diagnosed with melanoma.


Even then, McCain would be back to work within a few weeks time. An eyebrow incision is not a big deal, explained CNN Chief Medical Correspondent and practicing neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta, but the bone was opened to gain access to the brain, Gupta explained on CNN's New Day Monday.

However, CBO was not going to have time to analyze the Cruz amendment by Monday, CBS News' Nancy Cordes reports.

The Senate Budget Committee did not offer an explanation for the delay but said it would provide more information and updates as appropriate. With the insurance coverage of millions at stake, interviewers like Chuck Todd must be better prepared to confront Republican lawmakers when they make their case with lies and misrepresentations.

"Usually, a blood clot like this is discovered when patients have symptoms, whether it's a seizure or headaches or weakness or speech difficulties", Baxi said.

Annual physicals are not guaranteed to be free under Obamacare, particularly if doctors order certain tests that aren't fully covered under the law. It will only take one additional "nay" to effectively kill the bill, though nobody seems to be the one to come forward and take the political hit.


For Portman and Heller, getting to "yes" remains even tougher as both of their governors continue to publicly express concerns with the latest version of the health care legislation.

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., told reporters Sunday there is no saving the Republicans' health care bill despite the extra time they have in wake of Sen. The bill - the majority of which was written behind closed doors - has already been delayed once due to a lack of votes to bring it to the floor.

At least five of the 52 Republicans in the upper chamber have said they wouldn't vote for the bill in its current form, leaving McConnell short of the majority needed to pass the legislation.

John Kennedy said the "unfair treatment" under McConnell's original bill would have cost the state $2 billion.

McConnell is privately telling senators, per our sources, that they if they vote against the motion to proceed they're effectively arguing that there's nothing wrong with the health care system and the Affordable Care Act markets are just fine.


A Post poll released Sunday showed that Americans preferred Obamacare to the Republican plan by a two-to-one margin, 50 percent to 24 percent.


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