McConnell delays health care vote while McCain recovers from surgery

Claudine Rigal
Juillet 17, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellCBO won't have Monday score for Senate healthcare bill After delay, Senate Republicans struggle not to let healthcare stall Health Secretary Price: More people will be covered under GOP bill than are now covered MORE (R-Ky.) announced Saturday night that Senate consideration of legislation repealing and replacing ObamaCare will be delayed while Sen.

The news about McCain came a few hours after President Trump had used his Saturday radio address to again put public pressure on reluctant GOP Senators to support the Republican health care bill.

The five-centimeter blood clot was removed and the surgery went "very well", the hospital said.

The group says Medicaid cuts and what it calls "inadequate subsidies" will lead to "millions of Americans losing health insurance coverage".

Even before Saturday night's developments, the fate of the health care legislation looked deeply uncertain in the Senate. With McCain away, unless one of those two senators changes their mind, Senate Republican leaders are unlikely to meet the 50-vote threshold needed to begin debate on the bill.

"The revised Senate health care bill released today does not include the measures I have been advocating for on behalf of the people of Arizona", he said in a statement Thursday. The new bill aims to stabilize insurance costs for consumers, but also contains a controversial amendment.

Two Republican senators have already announced opposition to the measure, Sen.

The Republican's bill is created to replace former President Barack Obama's signature health-care law, known as the Obamacare. McConnell can not lose any others for the legislation to survive a showdown vote. Analyses of the earlier version of the Senate bill found it would results in more than 20 million additional uninsured Americans over a decade compared to current law.

"The Senator is resting comfortably at home and is in good condition". Pathology reports on the clot were expected in the next several days. In Phoenix, Mayo Clinic Hospital doctors said McCain underwent a "minimally invasive" procedure to remove the almost 2-inch (5-centimeter) clot and that the surgery went "very well", a hospital statement said.

Mr McCain is a three-time survivor of melanoma.

He was re-elected in November to a sixth Senate term.

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