Mitch McConnell Postpones Health Care Vote

Senate Republicans have decided to postpone the vote on their proposed health care bill until after July 4, Senate Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday. This decision serves as another obstacle for Republicans’ who have attempted to undo the health law for almost seven years.

“We are going to talk,” Trump told reporters during a meeting with Republican senators, who had been bussed from Capitol Hill to the White House. “We are going to see what we are going to do. We are getting very close.”

Although this delay causes Senate consideration to occur after the Fourth of July, it does not mean that Republican senators will come to a unanimous decision. There are many adversaries to the bill, which includes patient advocacy groups, and various medical organizations. These senators are sure to have some trouble with demonstrators that are against the passing of this bill.

The destruction of Obamacare could leave 22 million more citizens uninsured by the year 2026. Those who chose to buy insurance individually could also face scant coverage and increased out-of-pocket costs.

Some adversaries of the bill include other members of Senate, including Ms. Collins, Dean Heller of Nevada, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Rand Paul of Kentucky, claim that they will vote against the action to begin the debate. Other Republicans also seem to be hesitant about passing the bill.

Trump added, “For the country, we have to have health care and it can’t be Obamacare, which is melting down. The other side is saying all sorts of things before they even knew what the bill was. This will be great if we get it done and if we don’t get it done it is just going to be something we aren’t going to like. And that is OK and I understand that very well.”

  • Contributed by Amaya Starkey

WHUR Contributor

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