Published: Tue, July 18, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

McConnell: Senate Will 'Defer' Vote On Republican Health Care Bill

McConnell: Senate Will 'Defer' Vote On Republican Health Care Bill

"His Mayo Clinic doctors report that the surgery went "very well" and he is in good spirits", his office said. They said the 80-year-old Republican is resting comfortably at his home in Arizona.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who is also opposed, said doubts also are increasing among Republicans who want to see a fuller repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

A revised draft of the Senate's Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA) was released Thursday, and new spending and coverage estimates from the Congressional Budget Office are expected to be released Monday. The committee did not indicate an explanation or when the analysis was expected, saying it will provide further information and updates as appropriate. John McCain's disclosed that he had undergone surgery.

Two Republican senators have already announced opposition to the measure, Sen.

Added funding to address the opioid epidemic "is a positive step", he said, but "those suffering from substance-use disorder have other health care needs that are not likely to be addressed if they lose coverage through a rollback of the Medicaid expansion".

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"I have never known a man more tenacious and resilient than John McCain", Flake said.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellCBO won't have Monday score for Senate healthcare bill After delay, Senate Republicans struggle not to let healthcare stall Health Secretary Price: More people will be covered under GOP bill than are now covered MORE (R-Ky.) announced Saturday night that Senate consideration of legislation repealing and replacing ObamaCare will be delayed while Sen.

So far, two GOP senators - Susan Collins of ME and Rand Paul of Kentucky - have said they would oppose the revised legislation.

The White House is wishing Sen.

He did not say when he would aim to return to the health care bill. "McCain a speedy recovery".

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McCain has expressed reservations about the bill.

The health care vote has been delayed while Senator John McCain recovers from surgery.

McCain is in Arizona after having a blood clot removed from above his left eye.

McCain's absence meant it would become impossible for the majority leader to round up the votes needed to move forward with the bill next week as planned.

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