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Here's how many would be uninsured in each health care scenario

Here's how many would be uninsured in each health care scenario”

The collapse of the Senate Republican healthcare bill on Monday night left Mitch McConnell pursuing a last-ditch change of tactics: to repeal Barack Obama's healthcare law now, then replace it later. I'm not going to own it.

Those revelations came just hours after McConnell was forced to concede that his original attempt to repeal and replace the health care law at the same time was no longer a viable strategy. "I did not come to Washington to hurt people", she said in a statement. Monday, two additional Republican senators announced they would vote against the bill, dooming its chances of passage. Mike Lee of Utah, said on Monday that he would oppose the latest draft of a Senate Republican bill to replace Obamacare.

The successive defeats made clear that despite seven years of promises to repeal former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, Republicans apparently can not deliver.

Moran said Tuesday morning. "Democrats will join in!"

"The Senate should vote to repeal now and replace later, or return to the legislation carefully crafted in the House and Senate, but either way-- inaction is not an option". Hatch said it may be hard to pay for reinsurance funds and cost reduction subsidies to stabilize markets. "In fact, passing repeal and having it go into effect two years later is in many ways worse than the Republican healthcare bill that was just rejected by my Republican colleagues".

In a follow-up tweet on Tuesday, Trump once again advocated the failure of the ACA, better known as Obamacare, to bring Democrats and the public around on a Republican plan. Two other Republicans have already said they're against it.

The vote wrangling efforts in favor of the BCRA had generally been focused on Republican senators who represented states that expanded Medicaid under the ACA and were concerned about the new bill would undo that expansion and make deeper, additional cuts to the program that provides healthcare to the working poor, disabled and elderly. With the defection of Murkowski, Capito and Collins, the bill has no more than 49 in the yes column. He also said that the Senate would vote in the coming days for a measure that would delay Obamacare's repeal for two years, according to CNN.

Republican Senators Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska quickly announced they would not back repeal, dooming the fledgling effort.

This is the second stinging setback on the issue in three weeks for McConnell, whose reputation as a legislative mastermind has been marred as he's failed to unite his chamber's Republicans behind a health overhaul package that highlighted jagged divides between conservatives and moderates.

"Absolutely not. We all care deeply", Johnson said.

"We were let down by all of the Democrats and a few Republicans".

But with only 52 Republicans in the Senate, and both Susan Collins of ME and Rand Paul of Kentucky already out against the bill, there was no room for error. And now it's the Senate's turn: "We'd like to see the Senate move on something", he said.



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