Major insurance groups call part of health bill 'unworkable'

U.S. Senator Susan Collins talks to reporters as she leaves a meeting of the Senate Republican caucus to unveiling of Senate Republic

With the Democrats united in opposition, Mr McConnell needs support from at least 50 out of 52 Republicans to pass the measure in the 100-member chamber.

McCain revealed he had a blood clot removed from above his left eye on Friday and that he would be spending the upcoming week at home.

Cornyn appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press", Collins was on ABC's "This Week" and CNN's "State of the Union", and Paul was on "Fox News Sunday" and CBS' "Face the Nation".

McConnell made the decision to delay consideration of the bill due to McCain's absence.

"Today's release of the updated Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) confirms what we already knew: this broken bill can't be fixed", said Joe Baker, president of the Medicare Rights Center. John McCain announced he would be home all week recovering from surgery.

"When I speak with folks in Wyoming, I am constantly told that Obamacare does not work for their families - they want choices", Barrasso said. McConnell did not disclose when the vote could occur in the statement in which he and his wife Elaine Chao wished McCain a "speedy recovery".

The Senate is having a really rough time getting its version of a health care bill passed.

The vote next week would set up a floor vote, and passage of the procedural vote would nearly assure McConnell a final yes vote on the bill, considering senators are unlikely to change their position between the two votes.

It is assumed by all that Senate President and Vice President Mike Pence would cast the tie-breaking 51st vote to advance the bill.

"The leader has not announced a date" for the Senate to take up the legislation, said an aide to McConnell.

"Sen. McCain received excellent treatment at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, and appreciates the tremendous professionalism and care by its doctors and staff", McCain's office said in a statement.

The other Republican senator from Arizona praised McCain. These plans would likely have cheaper premiums, but higher out-of-pocket charges for those who need health care services. "And they would have a very hard time even staying in existence".

"Why didn't you guys have a bill ready in January that would repeal and replace ObamaCare?" They will also try to raise doubts about the work of the Congressional Budget Office, which estimated that an earlier version of McConnell's bill could increase the number of uninsured Americans by 22 million by 2026, compared with current law.

"On the advice of his doctors, Senator McCain will be recovering in Arizona next week".

Some pointed out that even without good insurance, it's not like McCain would have been unable to afford the care he needed.

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Tens of thousands of people in Arizona have gained coverage through the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, and Mr. McCain was planning to propose amendments to the bill to protect his constituents. But the insurance groups' statement says that amount "is insufficient and additional funding will not make the provision workable for consumers or taxpayers".

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