Sen. McCain Returning To Senate For Key Health Care Vote

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Several measures have been considered but then collapsed in recent weeks.

"He has no understanding of the issue of health care", said Rice University presidential historian Douglas Brinkley, adding that Trump is merely trying to position himself so he can blame Senate Republicans if the repeal does not happen.

"I will not vote for this bill as it is today", he said.

The approach was not flying with some Republicans.

"I don't, you know - I like not to regret anything", Trump told radio host Don Imus in May 2016.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is expected to lay out the path forward Tuesday at a closed-door Republican lunch.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made a decision to go ahead and push a vote to repeal Obamacare anyway - even without other legislation to replace it with.

Republicans are threading the needle on the bill, as three of the party's senators said last week they would vote no on the motion to proceed. "It's gone. And now it's up to us to get great health care for the American people".

Trump concluded by again asking that Republicans fulfill their campaign promise to "repeal and replace Obamacare". They have been left out of the process, putting the onus on Republicans to lose no more than two votes from members of their own party.

Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) announced on Monday evening that he would return for the vote after undergoing surgery and being diagnosed with brain cancer. "The question for every Senator, Democrat or Republican, is whether they will side with Obamacare's architects, which have been so destructive to our country, or with its forgotten victims". John McCain, R-Ariz. arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, as the Senate was to vote on moving head on health care with the goal of erasing much of Barack Obama's law. Most senators don't know exactly what it is they're going to be voting on.

On Tuesday, Senator John McCain is expected to receive a doctor's note and return to the Senate so that he can vote in favor of the Republican healthcare bill, resulting in the loss of coverage for millions of Americans.

Stabenow and Peters have been vocally opposed to every health care plan put forward by Republican leadership and have encouraged MI residents to share their health care stories as the debate over whether to repeal and replace continued.

The Senate could end up with a version of a replacement plan for Obamacare or the GOP can go the repeal-only route. Sen.

He said that they have an opportunity to vote on a critical first step to move beyond what he called Obamacare's failure.

Some Republicans have expressed concern with how legislation would impact Medicaid, the health insurance program for the poor and the disabled. Remember repeal and replace, repeal and replace?

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