Some GOP lawmakers, grass-roots groups and the White House are ratcheting up pressure on Republican lawmakers to repeal Obamacare even if they don't have the votes to replace it before the August recess, putting them at odds with Majority Leaders Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who called repeal without a replacement a nonstarter.
Republican Senators have promised to continue work on the bill.
"Rather than working with Republicans in the spirit of bipartisanship, Democrats have sought to stall the president's agenda by blocking the nominations of key administration officials, all in an effort to satisfy the demands of an extreme political base", he said.
McConnell's revised bill is expected to be released this week and is meant to win balky Senate Republicans on the conservative and moderate ends of the ideological spectrum, not Democrats like Connecticut Sens. "There are a bunch of us, myself included, that have been urging leadership back from January not to take any recesses".
Baldwin has said she likely would support a forthcoming plan from fellow U.S. Sen.
And then, do you think you could get to work at long last on a bill that addresses high costs while still covering pre-existing conditions?
Romano declined to say he would support the bill, saying "a thousand different things could change in the next 24 hours", but said a replacement of the Affordable Care Act is a priority.
Democrats have presented a unified front opposing Trump's healthcare proposal ever since the President made it clear that he would go in for massive rollbacks of all the key clauses in Obamacare.
McConnell was forced to postpone a vote on their original health care bill before the July 4 recess. "We can argue whether they like the system we're bringing them in or not, but simply a repeal, even with the sunset the year or two down the road - the problem (is) we know how Washington works".
"This is much bigger than just health care", Perdue said.
One prominent Republican lawmaker, Senator John McCain, said he thought the Republican bill would probably fail.
The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office projected that the Senate plan would swell uninsured ranks by 22 million more people by 2026 as compared to current law. Others, like strong conservative Ted Cruz and libertarian-leaning Rand Paul believing the bill doesn't go far enough in its repeal of the ACA.
The bill also gives states more latitude in requiring insurers to provide essential health benefits guaranteed under Obamacare, including emergency and maternity care and mental health services.