So McConnell announced Tuesday he's delaying the Senate's traditional August recess.
As he attempts to overcome divisions in his own party, McConnell also has come under heavy pressure to succeed from President Donald Trump, who said in an interview Wednesday that he would be "very angry" if the bill fails to pass, adding, "Mitch has to pull it off".
Americans have been promised that Republicans would repeal Obamacare and when we have a Republican in the White House he would sign the bill and the deal would be done. "Truth is, that isn't going to get us where we need to be in this country", Tester said. Rick Santorum, argue that one of the main reasons that Republicans are having such a hard time agreeing is because they are working from the Obamacare template - particularly federal control of health insurance. "I'm sitting waiting for that bill to come to my desk".
About 40 percent of all voters oppose the Senate's Better Care Reconciliation Act, while 47 percent disapprove, the poll showed.
The other bill we could support is the 2015 bill that actually repeals most of Obamacare, which was supported by every single Republican in the Senate conference except for Susan Collins and Sen. She said she plans to initially review the changes, if any, on the Medicaid expansion issue.
Bill Cassidy (La.) and Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.) to debut their health-care proposal on CNN moments before Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was set to brief members demonstrated how divided the majority remains in its quest to overhaul former president Barack Obama's signature health-care law. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said on the Fox News Channel of the chances a bill will pass.
With the prospects for passing the current Senate Republican health care bill still in jeopardy, Sen.
Sen. Ran Paul of Kentucky has already declared his decision to vote against the bill citing it would leave too much of the Affordable Care Act in place. Sen. Outside health care experts have predicted that the Cruz amendment, which allows insurers to sell unregulated policies if they also sell ACA-compliant ones, could result in even greater coverage losses, since, without massive subsidies, it would prompt premiums to spike for people with pre-existing conditions. And No. 2 Senate GOP leader John Cornyn of Texas said the goal was for a vote next week.
The Senate, however, is rewriting its bill in hopes of securing the necessary 51 votes for passage.
$70 billion to states to help stabilize the cost of health care and implement new reforms, bringing the total in this fund to $182.