Obamacare repeal bill 'dead' as key Republican opposes Trump

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Republicans at a meeting on Tuesday that he will not hold a vote on the health care legislation introduced by GOP Sens.

According to Manning, Paul and Cruz are not to blame for the current situation - in which a weak repeal bill sponsored by liberal "Republican" Lindsey Graham of SC and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana is hanging on for dear life ahead of a key September 30 procedural deadline.

Even though Senate Republicans abandoned plans for a health care vote this week, President Trump says he's got it in the bag - including support from an unnamed senator that triggered a mystery on Wednesday.

"We made the decision (to defer) since we don't have the votes", Cassidy acknowledged as he left the weekly GOP policy lunch at the Capitol with Pence. Graham then argued that, with more time and with a more open process, they can pass the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal bill.

Two other Republican senators - Rand Paul of Kentucky and John McCain of Arizona - also said they would vote against the measure.

Collins announced her decision shortly after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said "millions" of Americans would lose coverage under the bill and projected it would impose $1 trillion in Medicaid cuts through 2026.

Republicans in Congress were attempting to pass the latest repeal-and-replace bill through the reconciliation process, meaning it needed only a simple majority to pass the Senate.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday said he's "disappointed" the U.S. Senate won't be voting on the latest health care bill to replace Obamacare.

The plan has effectively run out of time as Senate rules allow for this kind of change to be approved by a simple majority only before the end of the federal fiscal year on September 30.

"Health care is a deeply personal, complex issue that affects every single one of us and one-sixth of the American economy", she said.

A key Republican moderate, Sen.

Some Republicans are of the view that heathcare and tax reform can be taken up during 2018 budget. "As for Alaska, I learned a lot about Alaska health care". Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and South Carolina's Lindsey Graham. "I don't know. We'll see".

But, despite having failed twice, the Republicans in Congress have again put their heads together to get the Republican healthcare bill passed. "We must continue our efforts to reform our healthcare system - by reducing costs, increasing access, and providing quality healthcare that Americans deserve".

Our view? We support a full repeal, but we do believe getting rid of the individual and employer mandates would be a positive first step to take. He expressed disappointment in "so-called Republicans" who swayed the vote from majority rule.

Democrats urged Republicans to finally drop their push to replace Obamacare and instead work with them to improve the law.

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