Senator John McCain to return Tuesday for health care vote
- Author: Sonia Alvarado Jul 27, 2017,
Jul 27, 2017, 0:42
McCain received an ovation from his fellow senators when he entered the chamber to cast a vote to open debate.
Trump's scattershot approach to passing the GOP health care legislation might have been foreseen in his varying views on health care generally during the campaign. But at least we'd get a debate, and voters could see which Senators have which priorities.
"We passed it without one Democratic vote", he said.
Trump went to one of their home states Monday, personally lobbying Senator Shelley Moore Capito as the pair attended a Boy Scouts convention in Beaver, West Virginia. "If Republicans don't Repeal and Replace the disastrous ObamaCare, the repercussions will be far greater than any of them understand!"
But among Republicans, there is confusion about the bill and it is unclear whether it will pass.
There appear to be two choices - either a repeal-and-replace bill that has already struggled to win support across the party or a bill that enacts repeal with a two-year delay, in the hope of finding agreement before that time elapses.
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With a narrow 52-48 majority and the possibility that Arizona Sen.
Yet fellow Republicans took McCain's return as a positive sign for Tuesday's vote. Here's our summary, with a chart comparing House and Senate bills to the Affordable Care Act, and links to stories that dive into the implications of the legislation.
The Senate is expected to vote today on whether to move ahead on legislation. "It's not a question of if, it's a question of when".
McCain said he would not vote for the current GOP version of the repeal-and-replace bill.
Murkowski has been a major holdout on the Senate's plan who has said she will not support voting on repeal of there is not a workable replacement in place that gives her constituents choice, affordability and quality in their insurance. Under the latest iteration of the bill, 22 million more people would become uninsured by 2026, many of them Medicaid recipients, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. She wants to hold public hearings and work with Democrats. "OK, you can have - I believe perhaps he is a war hero". Farenthold then said that had the senators been male, he would have challenged them to a duel "Aaron Burr-style", but he wouldn't. That version would reduce government costs but lead to 32 million additional uninsured people over a decade.
That, too, generated opposition from some Republican senators.