"I think the longer the bill's out there, the more conservative Republicans are going to discover that it's not (a) repeal".
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The fate of the GOP's health reform plan right now hinges on Sen. His GOP colleague, Sen. And I think those could actually be part of clean repeal.
While Collins said that she did not know if the legislation would ultimately pass, she said as many as 10 Republicans have doubts about it. Marco Rubio of Florida and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and their states. Sens. Rand Paul and Susan Collins have said they will oppose the procedural vote.
Protesters against the Republican health care bill talk to US. McCain has expressed concern about the healthcare bill but has not said how he would vote.
The group says Medicaid cuts and what it calls "inadequate subsidies" will lead to "millions of Americans losing health insurance coverage". All 48 Democratic senators are expected to vote against it.
Trump tweeted on Monday night to urge a clean repeal of Obamacare with any replacement to come in the future. "In addition to not repealing all of the Obamacare taxes, it doesn't go far enough in lowering premiums for middle class families; nor does it create enough free space from the most costly Obamacare regulations".
As of now, four Republicans have publicly said they can not support this version of the GOP health care bill: Lee, Moran, Sen. Vice President Mike Pence would break a tie for final passage.
Last month, McConnell had to suspend the vote in the previous version of the law because the GOP opposition left the insured defeat.
But the postponement also gives Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the White House more time to cut the deals they need to rescue the imperiled measure. "It has produced premium increases that are very troubling and hard for people to afford, particularly those who don't get the subsidies under the current law", she said.
Now for the hard place: Even some members of Congress who understand the Medicaid concern say they can not vote for reform that would even halt expansion of the program where it is now.
But it's not clear whether McConnell has achieved the delicate balance he needs.