Collins: Eight to 10 Republican senators have serious concerns about health bill

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain R-Ariz. listens on Capitol Hill in Washington during the committee's confirmation hearing for Nay Secretary nominee Richard Spencer. Surgeons in Phoenix

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain R-Ariz. listens on Capitol Hill in Washington during the committee's confirmation hearing for Nay Secretary nominee Richard Spencer. Surgeons in Phoenix

Because if Republicans know how to do anything, they know how to get their ass kicked. It could produce a larger individual insurance market by attracting a greater number of young, healthy people who voluntarily choose to enter it.[We] recommend that conservative senators vote for the bill - and that all Republicans do a better job of defending it from the Left's hysterical attacks.

"The revised bill does not address the key concerns of physicians and patients regarding proposed Medicaid cuts and inadequate subsidies that will result in millions of Americans losing health insurance coverage", AMA president Dr David Barbe said, referring to the government insurance program for the poor and disabled. The objective of the amendment is to give people who don't need or want coverage for things like maternity care or mental health the option to buy a cheaper, bare-bones plan.

Adding to uncertainty over the fate of the Senate health care bill, the Congressional Budget Office indicated Sunday that it no longer expects to release its analysis today on the estimated cost and scope of insurance coverage under the latest GOP bill.

McConnell, a skillful tactician who was forced two weeks ago to scrub a planned vote on an earlier version opposed by both moderates and hard-line conservatives in his party, has planned for a vote on the retooled bill next week.

While Republicans held hearings on alternatives to Obamacare in the past, the Senate Republicans have not held a single hearing on their legislation this session. He is under pressure from Trump to pass a healthcare bill and make good on Republicans' seven-year mission to gut the signature legislation of Democratic former President Barack Obama, the Affordable Care Act.

"There are changes that need to be made to the law", Dick Durbin, the No. 2 Senate Democrat, told MSNBC, citing "a bipartisan appetite to tackle this issue". Moreover, Republican Senator John McCain is recovering from surgery in hospital.

The new version was crafted to satisfy the Republican Party's various elements, including moderates anxious about Americans who would be left without medical coverage and hard-line conservatives who demand less government regulation of health insurance. All for tax breaks for the wealthy.

When Karl asked whether Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has enough support for the legislation to advance it, Price replied, "I never underestimate Senator McConnell's expertise to get the votes". Close the doors and sit down to discuss and negotiate the Medicaid portion of an insolvent, past-hope program called ObamaCare.

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