McConnell delays Senate health care vote after McCain health emergency


Collins, R-Maine, told ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl on This Week Sunday that this is because of the bill's extensive cuts to Medicaid.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) previously had to delay the vote until after the July 4th recess as Republicans searched within their ranks for enough votes to pass the deeply unpopular bill.

The delay is because Republican Sen.

The Senate parliamentarian is also expected to decide next week whether the Cruz amendment adheres to the chamber's rules on reconciliation, which would requires only a simple majority for passage.

"Following a routine annual physical, Sen". Surgeons successfully removed the 5-cm blood clot during a minimally invasive craniotomy with an eyebrow incision. Mr McCain was reported to be resting comfortably at his home in Arizona.

McCain said in a statement that he received "excellent treatment" from the Mayo team. "Once the pathology information is available, further care will be discussed between doctors and the family", the clinic said. John McCain, Arizona Republican, recovers from surgery.

McCain is a three-time survivor of melanoma. In 2000, he was treated for melanoma and that left a noticeable mark on his face. "We're looking at those and asking the questions: Does it help patients or does it hurt patients?" He later blamed the way he acted on staying up late to watch his Arizona Diamondbacks play. If even one of those Senators announces opposition to the bill then it will mean the bill is dead regardless of whether or not McCain is in town. "We need Senator McCain in more ways than one".

That's all I asked of the senator in June: Let's take our time and do health care right.

When asked by show host Chris Wallace what course of action Republicans should take should they fail to pass health care reform, Paul suggested they repeal Obamacare and its taxes, regulations and mandates then worry about passing a replacement bill later.

"While John is recovering, the Senate will continue our work on legislative items and considerations, and will defer consideration of the Better Care Act", McConnell said in a statement released on Twitter.

While Senate Republicans try to sell another version of their Obamacare repeal and replacement bill this week, their own government health insurance and their staff's coverage are protected from the repeal in some ways. "I can't support it".

Collins said Sunday that she saw things "very differently" from the way the administration was pitching the legislation and pointed out that the bill would lower spending on Medicaid by about three-quarters of a trillion dollars by 2026 compared to current law.