Majority Leader Mitch McConnell saiys he will delay consideration of health care legislation in the Senate, after Sen.
As Republicans work to replace the Affordable Care Act, Democrats have taken up a challenge to improve the existing health insurance marketplace. McCain has said numerous priorities outlined by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey have not been included in the bill yet, but he would continue advocating for them. John McCain (R-AZ) speaks during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol February 5, 2015 in Washington, DC. Already, two GOP senators-Susan Collins from ME and Rand Paul from Kentucky-have pledged not to vote for the new bill, and McConnell can't afford to lose any more senators, including McCain, to pass the bill.
Two Republican senators have already announced opposition to the measure, Sen.
McCain's sudden absence also shows the fragility of the GOP coalition on health care legislation - one that is supposed to be a hallmark of President Donald Trump's administration to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare". McConnell can not lose any others for the legislation to survive a showdown vote.
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Senate Republicans unveiled a new version of the bill on Thursday.
Several Republicans have said they remain undecided.
Cassidy, Hoeven, Portman, Capito, and Heller said that their votes will depend on the analysis from the Congressional Budget Office, which dealt a blow last month to the Senate legislation when it projected that 22 million people would be without health insurance in 2026. Rand Paul of Kentucky have said they plan to vote "no" on the procedural vote next week.
In an appearance on CBS's Face the Nation July 9, McCain himself didn't seem optimistic about the bill's chances, criticizing the way in which Sen. "There are few people tougher than my friend John McCain, and I know he'll be back with us soon", McConnell said in the statement.
"But the one thing we should do is try to repeal as many of the taxes, as many of the regulations and as many of the mandates as we possibly can", Paul emphasized, noting that he's optimistic for compromise to come to Senate Republicans.
I have never known a man more tenacious and resilient than John McCain.