McConnell says revised version of health-care bill expected on Thursday

McConnell says revised version of health-care bill expected on Thursday

"Eventually they will talk to me, if they want my vote", he said. Ring of Fire's Farron Cousins discusses this.

A number of insurance companies have said they aren't going to offer health care plans in the individual marketplace because President Donald Trump's administration is wavering on whether his administration would fund these subsidies.

The Senate health care plan remains stalled as many Americans continue to worry about losing their health insurance. It's not about Republicans not wanting to hurt people. Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamGraham, Cassidy healthcare offer shifts decisions to states FBI nominee vows to resign if Trump crosses legal line Trump's FBI pick: Mueller's Russian Federation probe not a "witch hunt" MORE (S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (La.) would block grant about $500 billion of federal spending to the states over 10 years to either repeal, fix or keep their ObamaCare programs.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, also from Kentucky, canceled vacation time for the Senate to work on the legislation.

Think about it folks, seven years.

Now, the Senate is pushing back its usual August recess, partly to get an Affordable Care Act replacement bill passed. GOP leaders can only afford to lose two Republicans and still pass the measure, given Democrats' united opposition. GOP leadership can not afford to lose more than two of the 52 conservative senators. But now that the GOP has control of the House, the Senate, and the White House, he believes that the party can actually get the job done this time.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has also urged Congress to raise the debt limit before its August recess, but the Congressional Budget Office recently estimated that the federal government would not run out of cash until mid-October. However, in this particular instance, I am firmly against the Senate postponing their recess.

"We can make this a product better than it is today", Rounds said when discussing the Better Care Reconciliation Act with reporters on Tuesday. The right to health care from 22 or 23 million American citizens is what's at stake here.

Moderate Republicans, meanwhile, should appreciate that Graham and Cassidy's plan keeps requirements that individuals with pre-existing conditions can't be denied care.

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