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Yesterday, after the Congressional Budget Office released their report which showed that under Trumpcare 22 million Americans would lose their insurance coverage, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell canceled the vote on the bill he previously insisted would occur this week.
McConnell, in the face of a revolt from both moderate and conservative factions of his party, told senators that the vote would be delayed until after the July Fourth recess.
McConnell told reporters, referring to the number of votes needed for the bill to proceed....
“We will not be on the bill this week. But we’re still working toward getting at least 50 people in a comfortable place,”
It was apparent the bill was in peril when at least five GOP senators said they would not vote for the bill as they the bill could afford to lose no more than two. This despite the fact that the GOP control the Senate 52 to 48 and only needed 50 to pass their bill.
The bill seems to be stuck between a rock and a hard place as the GOP opposition was made up of either moderate Republicans who were concerned about the implications the legislation would have on their constituents and the more conservative wing of the party who claimed the bill didn't go far enough in repealing Obamacare's coverage entirely.
After the bills delay Donald Trump summoned the entire Republican caucus to the White House where they engaged in what was referred to as an uneasy meeting. According to one of the senators, who was for the bill, Trump seemed to not fully understand some of the basic elements of the Senate plan leaving the group uneasy about just how knowledgeable he was about the entire subject.
After the closed door session Trump invited the press in where he gave them his catchphrase that Obamacare is a "complete disaster" and that...
"This will be great if we get it done. And if we don't get it done, it's just going to be something that we're not going to like and that's okay, and I understand that very well."
For the entire day the media tried and tried to figure out what Trump meant by that and still no one has a clue.
After it was announced that Trumpcare would not be coming to a vote Senate Democrats said they would be willing to assist with the bill but only if the Republicans abandon it’s most extreme provisions.