CBO delays analysis of latest health care bill

  • CBO delays analysis of latest health care bill

CBO delays analysis of latest health care bill

"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 Saturday.

The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, has already announced that votes on a bill to dismantle the Affordable Care Act will not begin until Mr. McCain's return.

"Time is not the problem in the present health care bill", Schumer said, according to the New York Daily News. But there's no guarantee the extra time will accomplish anything except giving senators more heartburn. It's been widely reported that without McCain, McConnell will not have the number of votes he needs.

As for moderates like Sen.

Without McCain and two GOP senators who are openly opposing the measure - Rand Paul of Kentucky and Susan Collins of Maine - Democrats could keep the measure from being debated.

McCain was a solid "yes" on the motion to proceed, and his sudden absence means that *even if* every other GOP senator got behind the legislation, McConnell would only have 49 "yes" votes. Regardless of the timing, Republicans hope the report will look better than an earlier version, which said the Republican plan would cause 22 million Americans to lose insurance by 2026. It will only take one additional "nay" to effectively kill the bill, though nobody seems to be the one to come forward and take the political hit. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a key conservative. John McCain recently underwent surgery, and two GOP senators have so far said they will not vote for the revised bill, leaving its future uncertain. Bill Cassidy, said the change resolves a "Louisiana specific issue".

"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. "It would affect our rural hospitals and our nursing homes, and they would have a very hard time even staying in existence".

Paul continued to attack the bill as well. It is likely that younger, healthier individuals would gravitate toward the skimpy plans, and sicker people would buy the Obamacare-approved plans, which is a formulation that the industry predicts will result in exceedingly high premiums for sick people.

But the weekend didn't go especially well for the administration.

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval told the Associated Press he had been in regular contact with Heller to discuss the growing impacts of the Republicans' plan.

On Monday evening, the Senate will vote to break a Democratic filibuster of Patrick Shanahan to be deputy secretary of defense. The strategy this year is to show how a GOP-controlled House would roll back some programs, and beef up others with a Republican in the White House who wants to shrink the size of the federal government.

Going into this week, Sens. "We'll see if McConnell can pull a rabbit out of his hat", one Republican told Axios.

The letter also demands that Republicans not bring the bill to the Senate floor until receiving a complete score from the Congressional Budget Office.

In a statement Friday, AHIP called the proposal "simply unworkable in any form".