US Senate will not vote on Obamacare replacement

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Although Senators Graham and Cassidy said they would press ahead with the legislation, there were doubts whether the party leadership in the Senate would bring it to vote, given the near-certain defeat of the measure.

The Senators behind Graham-Cassidy issued a statement warning that it is not a matter if their deadly legislation replaces Obamacare, but when it will replace Obamacare.

Pence made the comments in an interview on WGAN radio Tuesday morning.

"We basically ran out of time", said Sen. Sweeping reforms to our health care system and to Medicaid can't be done well in a compressed time frame, especially when the actual bill is a moving target. Lindsey Graham, one of the bill's co-authors, that essentially, the policy is on the right track, but Republicans just needed more time. Susan Collins (R-ME) joined John McCain (R-AZ) and Rand Paul (R-KY) this week in publicly rejecting the Republican party's newest attempt at repealing the ACA.

Ms Collins also said the bill weakened protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

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He needs a combined 233 seats in the lower house for the ruling LDP and its junior coalition partner Komeito. Voting will be set for October 22, according to three people with knowledge of his ruling coalition's plans.

However, even though they're not voting on it now doesn't mean the GOP efforts to repeal Obamacare are entirely over, according to Sen.

Earlier in the day, Trump blistered McCain for his decisive July vote killing an earlier Republican effort to erase the 2010 law.

"Everybody knows that's going to fail", said Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin G Hatch, who led a five-hour hearing on the bill on Monday afternoon.

The Graham-Cassidy bill didn't have enough support among GOP senators to pass.

"It should be bipartisan", Kasich told attendees at Fortune's CEO Initiative conference in New York Monday, referring to health care reform.

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McConnell did not say how many GOP senators indicated they wouldn't vote for the revised plan, but he could spare only two defections.

Starting in October, Republicans will need at least 60 votes in favour to move forward with the procedure to repeal Obamacare, far more than the current conservative majority in the upper house. "We stand ready to work with Congress and expand our scope to address the underlying drivers of health care costs".

The Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) preliminary analysis of Graham-Cassidy indicated that the number of people with comprehensive health coverage would be reduced by millions if the bill became law, and that the number of uninsured could vary based upon how states chose to implement their block grants.

Trump has called for the elimination of the filibuster before, but despite his continued calls to eliminate the filibuster, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has summarily rejected the idea.

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