The strategic seating chart from the White House meeting with GOP senators

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. meets with reporters following a GOP strategy session Tuesday

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. meets with reporters following a GOP strategy session Tuesday

But there's nothing he can sell about a bill that the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates will cause 22 million more people to become uninsured and spike elder, low-income people's insurance premiums by 280 percent more over the next decade.

Republicans on Tuesday postponed a vote on a health care reform bill proposed in the US Senate until after the July 4 holiday because they are short of votes to pass it.

In the private meeting that followed, said Marco Rubio of Florida, the president spoke of "the costs of failure, what it would mean to not get it done - the view that we would wind up in a situation where the markets will collapse and Republicans will be blamed for it and then potentially have to fight off an effort to expand to single payer at some point".

The #Obamacare Repeal bill is in danger of not being approved in the Senate after six #Republican senators said they will not support the #Legislation. I think the meeting was very helpful. "I appreciate that confidence and I don't know if I'll wind up on this leadership team or not, but I would like to have the opportunity". Trump has called the House bill "mean" and prodded senators to produce a package with more "heart".

Utahns want to see changes to former President Barack Obama's signature health care law, Perry said, but it remains to be seen whether they are more in agreement with Hatch or Lee.

The bill would allow states to waive the federal mandate regarding which conditions are covered, meaning that many conditions may no longer be covered so, in reality, those now insured may be unable to get policies that would actually help them.

"We've got a lot of discussions going on and we're still optimistic we're going to get there".

McConnell, who met with Trump after announcing the delay, downplayed concerns about that the number of Republicans publicly opposing the bill. "And these numbers that we're talking about, these are men and women, these are our families that are being impacted".

"I think we've got a really good chance of getting there, it will just take us a little bit longer", McConnell said.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the senators were coming to the White House to continue working on getting the best bill for the American people. CBO analysis shows Senate bill won't do it.

The fact is that the party that tries to make substantial changes in health care policy owns the issue and gets blamed for everything that goes wrong.

With mounting defections within the GOP caucus over the bill, leaders chose to delay a vote on the legislation until after Congress returns from next week's July Fourth recess. No Senate Democrats have voiced their support for the measure. He's invited all 52 Republican senators to White House this afternoon, and he told them Obamacare was melting down, needed to be replaced. Go to regular order, have committee hearings, allow amendments and go back to the idea that you need 60 votes, a bipartisan majority to pass a bill.

Originally, the protest's goal was to persuade Mr. Portman to oppose the bill, said George Tucker, executive secretary of the Greater Northwest Ohio AFL-CIO.

Female Senators Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska say they intend to offer an amendment that would protect Planned Parenthood from funding cuts.

The Obamacare law expanded health insurance coverage to some 20 million people, in large part through an expansion of Medicaid.

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