CBO report causes GOP senators to abandon Obamacare repeal bill

Women dressed as handmaids from the novel film and television series The Handmaid's Tale demonstrate against cuts for Planned Parenthood in the Republican Senate healthcare bill at the U.S. Capitol in Washington U.S

But since capturing all the levers of power in Washington, they have so far failed to deliver.

But for the country, we have to have health care.

"The majority of Utahns want something to happen with the Affordable Care Act". And they sought to focus on failures of Obama's health care law.

Republicans are planning to continue debating the legislation after taking next week off.

Among those expressing doubts about the current bill are Republicans from states that heavily rely on Medicaid and regions dealing with opioid epidemics.

Heller told reporters last week that he could not support a bill "that takes insurance away from tens of millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Nevadans".

The announcement by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is a setback to their plan to replace Obamacare.

Still, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., told reporters, "I would not bet against Mitch McConnell". "If this bill isn't good for Kansas, it isn't good for me", he said.

A similar version of the bill has already passed the House, after facing a similar delay.

Until Tuesday afternoon, the president was largely on the sidelines as the fate of one of his most important campaign pledges played out.

About two hours later, she was seated next to Trump during a meeting at the White House. "We need changes to Obamacare; it's imploding", he says. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) "I don't know how, or if, we can get there". Mike Lee of Utah, Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky had indicated they were very likely to vote no, as they push for greater spending cuts and reduction of regulations on health insurers.

The plan has been widely criticised amid fears that millions will lose their health insurance coverage.

An American First Policies official said the group chose to pull the seven-figure ad campaign after Heller announced plans to visit the White House with other Republicans on Tuesday, according to Politico.

With an open revolt, McConnell had little choice but to delay. It lets him say he did everything he could to pass the repeal his Republican base wants.

The US Capitol was abuzz on Tuesday. He suggested the Affordable Care Act is not flawless and could be fixed but that is not the direction of the nation's leadership is taking.

If Congress doesn't go through with a repeal of the ACA, 37 percent of Americans said they would blame Republicans in Congress, while 23 percent would blame Democrats, and 15 percent would blame President Trump. The funding of Planned Parenthood is also another sticking point.

After the meeting at the White House, lawmakers spoke of how "productive" the meeting was.

The seating arrangement around Trump during the meeting appeared to be strategic, with numerous undecided or "no" vote senators sitting closest to the President. Dean Heller of Nevada, over his opposition to the Senate health care bill. "We're so close", Perdue added. He has saved senators the need, for now, to vote on a bill that none of them wrote and none of them can say will make their constituents' lives better, not worse. Conservative Republicans including Sens. After that prediction, Collins tweeted her opposition. No Senate Democrats have voiced their support for the measure.

He pointed to more than 1.7 million veterans now on Medicaid - almost 1 in 10 - as well as veterans ages 45 to 64 who have benefited from tax credits offered under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. One of the swing votes on the bill, Sen.

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