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Affordable Care Act Repeal on the Ropes?

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. meets with reporters following a GOP strategy session Tuesday Affordable Care Act Repeal on the Ropes?
Francis Olson | 28 June, 2017, 15:53

Another three senators joined the rebels hours later on Tuesday.

"We said if we get elected, we will repeal and replace Obamacare".

The Democrats, for example, are opposed to the Senate Republican health care bill for partisan reasons.

McConnell needs support from at least 50 of the 52 Republicans to move forward with the measure, but at least five Republicans said they would vote to block Senate debate on the current version of the bill. It'll be dealt with in one of two ways: "Either Republicans will agree and change the status quo; or markets will continue to collapse and we'll have to sit down with Senator Schumer", he said, referring to the Senate Democratic leader.

"We're going to talk and we're going to see what we can do. We are getting very close". And he lost more than two.

Sitting immediately to the left of Trump was Maine Sen.

Earlier Tuesday, Collins took a dig at the President, suggesting Trump's lack of political experience is partly to blame for the GOP's struggles to pass the legislation.

Ryan told reporters on Tuesday: "I would not bet against Mitch McConnell".

Republican opposition to the bill has come from both the conservative and moderate wings of the conference, making a compromise hard.

Congress' nonpartisan budget referee says the Senate Republican health care bill would leave 22 million additional people uninsured in 2026 compared to President Barack Obama's law. After that prediction, Collins tweeted her opposition. Dean Heller of Nevada, Sen.

"With numbers like these, it's not surprising the Republican leadership in Congress is having a hard time building consensus", said Lee Miringoff, the director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion. "And I'm announcing today that in this form, I simply will not support it". Mike Lee (R-UT), who had been critical of how the GOP health care bill was being cobbled together.

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The Senate bill delays many of its cuts until after 2020, though, and OPM said the costs from the Senate bill will eventually become greater, potentially reaching as much as $2.8 billion.

His declaration last week prompted a quick and harsh rebuke from America First Policies, a nonprofit run by veterans of Trump's successful White House campaign.

The advertisement asked viewers to call Sen.

Just 17 percent of those surveyed say they approve of the Senate's health care plan, the Better Care Reconciliation Act.

The ad was pulled Tuesday evening.

The postponement was a defeat for President Donald Trump who, despite boasts to the contrary, has very little to crow about in terms of legislative accomplishments.

"I don't have enough data in terms of the impact to my state to be able to vote in the affirmative".

JOHN THUNE: I'm of the view that the politics of this doesn't get any easier the longer you wait.

"We've got a lot of discussions going on and I'm still optimistic we're going to get there", he added.

Bennet agreed with Kentucky Senator Rand Paul's description of the proposal as "Obamacare Light", and says that if Coloradans don't like the current law, it is his opinion they won't like the bill, either.

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