Sen. John McCain did not sound very optimistic about his party's chances for repealing and replacing Obamacare when he described Sunday the Senate proposal as "probably going to be dead". "McCain said on CBS" "Face the Nation".
Others aren't giving up, saying Republicans who seized all levers of political power in November can not afford to fall short and risk a political bloodbath in 2018.
The Cruz amendment: Known as the "consumer freedom" amendment, it would allow insurers who offer plans under Obamacare to also offer plans that are unregulated under the law. But moderate Republicans and outside critics say it will erode protections for people with pre-existing conditions and make their insurance unaffordable. "And I think we can still get it done".
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called off a pre-recess vote on the Senate's measure, when it appeared it would fail.
Senate Republicans returned from the Fourth of July recess no closer to a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, with some prominent GOP senators calling the bill "dead".
"I think it's fair to say the messaging throughout has been underwhelming, collectively, among Republicans", Short told CNN over the weekend. Bill Cassidy, Louisiana Republican, told "Fox News Sunday".
The governor said what is important to him is that "Florida is treated fairly" under whatever legislation ultimately clears Congress. Scott also said it's important that, whether someone has a pre-existing condition, they have the right to buy the plan they want. "They all promised they were going to repeal and replace Obamacare, and they got to do it".
"If my side is unable to agree on an adequate replacement ...then some kind of action with regard to private health insurance markets must occur", McConnell said at a Rotary Club meeting in Glasgow, Kentucky.
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Trump's stake in housing complex questioned:the New York Times reports two congressional Democrats are demanding more information about President Trump's potential conflicts of interest stemming from his partial ownership of the country's largest federally subsidized housing complex, which they say could benefit financially from decisions made by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
"Whether it'd be before August recess or during August recess, the president expects the Senate to fulfill the promises it made to the American people", said White House chief of staff Reince Priebus.
"We aren't going to allow a handful of Socialists, many of whom are from NY, to disrupt our ability to serve the needs of the OH constituents who contact us in need of vital services every day", Portman's office said in a statement.
McCain compared the process for the BCRA to the one the Affordable Care Act went through.
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Republican Senator Pat Toomey said a new version of the legislation is expected to be released on Monday, telling the CNBC program "Squawk Box" that "there's a shot" of getting to the 50 votes his party needs to win passage in the 100-seat Senate, with Vice President Mike Pence casting a tie-breaking vote. Some Americans lost plans that didn't meet the law's coverage requirements, while premiums are rising instead of falling on the exchanges.
Microsoft is reportedly cutting up to 3,000 staff globally as it focuses on the competitive cloud computing sector. This can result in increased investment in some areas and, from time to time, re-deployment in other areas.
While Google is busy readying the iterative upgrades for its Pixel devices, the rumor mills have started chugging out information. Also known as " Walleye ", the Pixel 2 will be fitted with a 4.97-inch 1080p FHD display, similar to the 2016 Pixel.
The game begins on the night of Sauron's return to Mordor , as his Black Captains brutally execute the Rangers of the Black Gate. There's a new update for Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor that will let you bring your most powerful Nemesis into Shadow of War .
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