Republicans Trying To Win Support To Pass Health Care Bill

President Donald Trump center speaks as he meets with Republican senators on health care in the East Room of the White House in Washington Tuesday

McConnell was at the White House, where he and the other Republican senators had been invited by Trump for talks over how to break the impasse.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the decision to delay a vote after more Republican senators came out against the plan as it's now written.

Republicans who support the bill have argued that these limits on federal Medicaid spending are not a tax cut for the wealthy, as some experts have argued.

"But if one thing is clear, it's this: Obamacare is a direct assault on the middle class, it's getting worse, and we have to act to finally move beyond its failures". "We're going to get less than 100 percent of what we want".

Kaine said his concerns are what the bill would do to Virginia's Medicaid program.

Paul's comments come after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellTea Party chief on McConnellCare: Amend it or kill it GOP senator: "Everybody wants to get to yes" on healthcare Paul: "I get the sense we're still at an impasse" on healthcare MORE (R-Ky.) postponed the vote on healthcare until after the July 4 recess.

Republicans in the legislature say the Medicaid enrollment freeze helps limit costs and continues to provide health insurance for low-income people.

"A similar version of the bill has already passed the House, after facing a similar delay". Moderate Republicans anxious millions of people would lose their insurance.

Quinnipiac found two-thirds of Americans said they were either "very concerned" (47 percent) or "somewhat concerned" (21 percent) that this bill was crafted nearly completely behind closed doors in what some say was an unprecedentedly secretive process.

But the new CBO projections should drive home to many in the GOP-controlled Senate a message that millions of anxious constituents haven't been able to make them hear: This bill will dramatically increase premiums for millions of Americans and do nothing about medical costs. Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, have expressed their desire to work with Democrats on the matter. Conservatives believe the reforms don't go far enough. I think this has a chance to be a great health care at a reasonable cost.

Dissent within the Republican caucus can be ill-tolerated for McConnell ahead of a planned vote as Democrats and the chamber's two Independents are expected to be uniformly unified in opposition.

A statue of George Washington stands in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda below the Apotheosis of Washington fresco in in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.

The benchmark S&P 500 index closed down 0.8 percent, and the Dow Jones industrial average finished down 0.46 percent. And if we don't get it done, it's just going to be something that we're not going to like.

"I was much more optimistic earlier in the year", said Jon Traub, a former Republican staff director for the House Ways and Means Committee who is now with Deloitte Tax. "And then there's some of the moderates who kind of want to keep some of Obamacare and they're not to opposed to new federal government programs".

But on Monday, he took to Facebook to speak out against another challenge he's facing: the Senate health care bill.

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