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.
The Senate, which is delaying its consideration of the bill while Arizona Republican Senator John McCain recuperates from surgery to remove a blood clot, will take it up as soon as all senators are available, Senator John Cornyn, the second-ranking Republican senator, said. "On the advice of his doctors, Senator McCain will be recovering in Arizona next week", said McCain spokeswoman Julie Tarallo.
"This bill imposes fundamental, sweeping changes in the Medicaid program, and those include very deep cuts that would affect some of the most vulnerable people in our society, including disabled children and poor seniors".
Vice President Mike Pence also met several of the governors privately after his public address Friday at the Rhode Island conference. He said he would propose amendments that would shield Arizonans from penalties for having expanded Medicaid prior to the Affordable Care Act. "Those places where it said the secretary shall or secretary may, 1,442 times, and we're looking at those and asking the question does this help patients or does it harm patients?"
A previous version of the health-care bill was pulled from the floor of the House of Representatives in March after it failed to gain enough votes to advance.
Collins has said she plans to vote against the bill, reiterating the position in the Sunday interview. Rand Paul (RKy.) said Sunday in an interview with CBS. While at the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris, Trump said that after years of suffering through Obamacare, Republican senators had to fulfil their promise.
In his appearance on "This Week", Price countered by arguing that the Trump administration would be taking further administrative actions on health care and that the Senate health care bill is "not the entire plan".
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"It could lead to insurance plans that really are barely insurance at all".
In fact, most of the ideas I've had on letting people join groups to buy their insurance, you know, letting the plumber and his wife join a large group like the chamber of commerce, those ideas are actually welcomed by virtually every Republican.