Cornyn Suggests They Need Dem Cooperation to Get Health Care Done

Glen Mclaughlin
July 18, 2017

John McCain underwent a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye on Friday, July 14 at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. Susan Collins, R-Maine, doesn't want to proceed to the bill because it would actually address rampant Medicaid spending. According to the Washington Post, the Senate is already divided 52-49 between the Democrats and Republicans with respect to the support and opposition surrounding the legislation.

Despite Price's pep talk, support of the health care bill seemed to diminish even further. Sen. (I've heard the phrase "Christmas in July" used a couple of times from Capitol Hill contacts in recent days.) But in practice, the more the Republican health care is exposed to sunlight, the worse it appears.

"I have never known a man more tenacious and resilient than John McCain".

The GOP was set to vote on the BCRA this week until McCain's visit to the doctor. "But how this would all translate out, I'm not certain". But my longtime Senate colleague is, I believe, missing the point.

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated the bill would cut Medicaid by almost $800 billion by 2026, and would cut Medicaid 35 percent come 2036.

It's expected that by keeping some of the taxes for the wealthy, leadership may have more money to dole out in upcoming days as they try to make a deal. And even if they were able to pass it through the Senate, they'd need to reconcile that version with House Republicans, making an already difficult task even harder.

The 80-year-old senator is resting and "is in good condition", the statement said.

Mr. Paul cautioned the president against overselling the legislation. If the provision is dropped out altogether, whether by parliamentary challenge or another method, support of both senators and others could drop off. McCain blamed it on staying up late to watch a baseball game, but members of the public expressed concern online.

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"The president has been monitoring what's going on with health care, and he and his staff have been involved with what's going on in the Senate", she said.

The Senate delayed a highly anticipated vote this coming week to repeal and replace the nation's health care law after Sen. "McCain a speedy recovery".

During the same speech, the vice president went after Ohio Gov. John Kasich, R, a critic of the legislation, by suggesting his state's expansion of Medicaid left almost 60,000 residents with disabilities "stuck on waiting lists, leaving them without the care they need for months or even years".

America's Health Insurance Plans, the industry's top lobbying group, also took issue with an amendment championed by Sen.

The provision allows insurance companies to sell lower valued, cheaper policies that would not include the same benefits enjoyed by those who were insured under the Affordable Care Act (nicknamed Obamacare).

In a statement Friday, AHIP called the proposal "simply unworkable in any form".

Republican leaders are eager to notch a major legislative victory for Trump, but there is a pending logjam of important business in the Senate, including consideration of raising the limit on federal borrowing.

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