Nine Republican senators have said they will not vote for the bill and many of those opposing the current version were at the meeting.
The Senate's Republican leadership was forced Tuesday to put off a hotly-anticipated vote on their plan to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's signature health care law, lacking the needed votes.
The House mustered barely enough votes to pass its proposal on May 4 after having to cancel earlier vote plans for lack of support.
"McConnell is going to relentlessly work all recess to cobble together 50 votes", Senator Chris Murphy of CT wrote on Twitter.
"I'm extremely anxious about what the consequences for hundreds of thousands of people here in the Commonwealth of Mass. would be", said Governor Charlie Baker, (D) MA. The New York Democrat has labeled the measure a massive tax break for the rich and said billionaire Steve Wynn was at the GOP's lunch meeting where the vote was scrapped.
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The 22 million figure, which is only a slight improvement from the CBO's estimate of the health care bill passed by the House of Representatives in May, comes in the office's analysis of the Better Care Reconciliation Act, a draft of which was released last week. This will be great if we get it done.
Because West Virginia chose to expand coverage through Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's health care law, many people in the state have come to rely on the health coverage and access to substance abuse treatment it provides, even as others with private insurance face skyrocketing premiums and deductibles, she said.
When asked if Republicans will lose their momentum by pushing this vote back, GOP South Carolina Sen.
In Maine, home to Republican Sen.
And now, disgruntled centrist and conservative GOP senators are forcing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to scramble to rescue the measure before debate even begins. But three GOP senators are threatening to vote against a procedural motion to begin debate, a vote expected Wednesday. She joined Sen. Dean Heller, a vulnerable Nevada Republican who previously said he would vote against advancing the bill as written due to its rollback of Medicaid expansion.
"They got this herd mentality where we gotta pass this bill or else", he said.
In other words, Republican senators may end up facing unprecedented public pressure over the course of next week's recess, now that the quick-strike strategy for the bill's passage has some up short.
The Senate bill would phase out that extra money Obama's law provides to 31 states that agreed to expand coverage under the federal-state Medicaid program.