Senate Republicans to unveil revised health care plan on Thursday

House Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Mark Meadows R-N.C. second from left and others participate in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington Wednesday

House Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Mark Meadows R-N.C. second from left and others participate in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington Wednesday

"I also know that if we want health care in rural places and across Kansas, Medicare and Medicaid need to compensate for the services they provide".

She's hoping Republicans listen to their constituents in the many town halls that have been held since the Republicans pulled the bill before a vote and the Senate went on its holiday recess. Overall, 57% of voters believe that Republicans should work with Democrats, while 34% say the GOP should stay on its current course.

A new version of the Senate health care bill could be released Thursday.

At least nine Senate Republicans came out against the original version of the bill, according to CBS News' whip count. Here's hoping it proves the starting point for a bold effort to improve the US health care system, which costs far more than in other advanced nations without yielding better results.

President Trump on Monday Tweeted that he "cannot imagine Congress would dare leave Washington" without completing healthcare.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mc Connell of Ky. joined by Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas meets with reporters after a closed-door Republican strategy session Tuesday
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Tuesday announced he is delaying the start of the traditional August recess this year by two weeks in order to work on health care and other issues. Of the 52 GOP senators in the chamber, Republicans can only afford to lose the support of two for the bill to pass.

"Now we have a President that's waiting to sign it", Trump said, referring to the Obamacare repeal bill.

While the House has passed health care legislation, a bill that was largely crafted without the input of rank-and-file members has stalled in the Senate. They also differed on whether or not the bill had any chance to pass. "For years, they've been talking about repeal-replace, repeal-replace".

The Senate, which usually leaves for a month-long summer recess in August, had been scheduled to go on break at the end of July but has been under pressure to cancel recess to do more work.

Democrats call the Republican legislation a giveaway to the rich that would hurt the most vulnerable Americans. "The legitimate ones we're going to try to fix", Kennedy said.

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