Published: Mar, Juillet 18, 2017
Globale | By Boniface Saint-Yves

Paul: Health Vote Delay Could Cost Conservative Support

Paul: Health Vote Delay Could Cost Conservative Support

McConnell issued his statement not long after McCain's office disclosed he had undergone surgery to remove a blood clot from above his left eye, and had been advised by doctors to stay in Arizona next week to recover.

"While John is recovering, the Senate will continue our work on legislative items and nominations, and will defer consideration of the Better Care Act", McConnell said in a statement on Twitter.

"Senators have made some tweaks and adjustments to this bill, but the essential problems for consumers are still there", says Betsy Imholz, special projects director for Consumers Union, the policy and mobilization arm of Consumer Reports.

"Elaine and I, along with the entire Senate family, wish John the very best and wish him a speedy recovery", McConnell said in a statement that referred to his wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. Susan Collins of Maine - have said that they will not vote to proceed with debate on the bill.

On Saturday evening, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that he would postpone a vote until McCain returns.

"This bill should be scrapped because it hurts middle class Americans too much at the same time that it gives tax breaks to the wealthy", he said. With the party holding a 52-48 majority, they can afford to lose only two Republicans.

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The new Bill would add US$70 billion (S$96 billion) to state stability and innovation funds, leave intact Obamacare tax increases on the wealthy, and put US$45 billion towards addressing the opioid epidemic.

McCain's absence could cause the Republican leadership to delay a procedural vote on a health care bill, as they will need 50 Republican senators to vote in support of moving on to the bill.

The ACA definitely has flaws, which are begging for bipartisan improvements, but it did provide health care to more Americans.

The other Republican senator from Arizona praised McCain.

"The Republican plan doesn't fix the death spiral of Obamacare, it simply subsidizes it", Paul explained. Personally, I have trouble believing John McCain somehow suddenly scheduled a procedure - where someone is drilling into his skull - just to play games with a healthcare vote.

In an appearance on CBS's Face the Nation July 9, McCain himself didn't seem optimistic about the bill's chances, criticizing the way in which Sen.

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