Published: Thu, July 27, 2017
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Republican holdout Rand Paul to vote opening debate on health bill

Republican holdout Rand Paul to vote opening debate on health bill

Trump's remarks came a day ahead of a planned Senate vote to begin debate on a Republican bill to overhaul the health care system, according to NBC News. The GOP may only be able to afford losing one vote if Sen.

Passions are running high on Capitol Hill - but pistols at 10 paces over health care?

Cornyn disagreed and said McCain's unlikely appearance would not make or break the vote. "But no matter which camp you're in, you can't have a debate about either unless we get on the bill". "We have not yet gotten word, but we're hopeful", he said.

The president assigned blame for the failure of the Republicans' most recent efforts on health care to the Democrats, calling them "obstructionists" who are providing "zero help" in the effort to pass health insurance reforms through Congress.

The only difference now is that President Trump will sign the bill.

Trump, surrounded by people he called "victims of Obamacare", had a clear message to Republicans during public address Monday - keep your promise.

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.

With support crumbling for all of the Republican health care plans now on the table and senators wary of voting to proceed without knowing what they will proceed to, GOP leaders offered mixed responses to whether their success or failure hinges on flying an octogenarian cancer patient across the country.

Republicans hold 52 of the Senate's 100 seats.

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Schumer pleaded with Republicans to "turn back before its too late". Days after the surgery, the senator disclosed that he had a brain tumor and had been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer.

Vice President Pence cast the tie-breaking vote.

Thune said no matter the outcome of the upcoming vote, senators would continue working to pass health legislation no matter how long it took, having promised voters they would do so. Her West Virginia constituents reportedly will be the most-harmed by her ObamaCare repeal vote.

At least a dozen GOP senators have said they oppose or are critical of McConnell's proposed repeal-and-replace legislation.

Sen. Susan Collin, R-Maine, said she spoke with McCain on Saturday and that her frequent collaborator was eager to get back to work.

What's in the bill is unknown, but it is expected, nevertheless, to face an uphill battle in the Senate. "I don't think that's a good approach to replacing legislation that affects millions of people".

Debate will now begin, most likely on a measure to fully repeal the law, also known as Obamacare. That version would reduce government costs but lead to 32 million additional uninsured people over a decade.

Other Republicans voting yes, who were undecided previously: Senators Ron Johnson, Jeff Flake, Dan Sullivan.

"The real question is what are we moving to?"

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