CBO delays analysis of latest health care bill

CBO delays analysis of latest health care bill

CBO delays analysis of latest health care bill

McCain had announced earlier on Saturday that he would not be in the Senate next week, depriving Republicans of a key vote.

It's extremely rare for significant legislation to be voted on without a score from the CBO.

"Elaine and I, along with the entire Senate family, wish John the very best and wish him a speedy recovery", McConnell said in a statement that referred to his wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. McConnell then said, "While John is recovering, the Senate will continue our work on legislative items and nominations and will defer consideration of the Better Care Act".

McCain, 80, received the "minimally invasive" procedure following a "routine annual physical" in Phoenix, the Mayo Clinic said in a statement.

The plan, republican of partial abrogation of law democratic party of 2010 is only a wire to the Senate, where two republicans have already announced that they will vote no next week when the text will be submitted to a vote.

"There are about eight to 10 Republican senators who have serious concerns about this bill".

The further delay in the schedule is a problem for McConnell, as opponents of the legislation could use the extra time to pressure wavering GOP centrists to vote against it. McCain's absence meant it would become impossible for the majority leader to round up the votes needed this week to proceed on the bill. Senators didn't want to consider McConnell's first alternative.

The Senate lacked the will to debate the House-passed bill to replace Obamacare.

That prompted a rewriting of the legislation, which won over Sen.

Collins spoke to CNN's Jake Tapper this morning, expressing that she "respectfully disagree [s]" with Vice President Mike Pence's assessment about what the legislation would do to Medicaid.

Adding to the uncertainty, the Congressional Budget Office also indicated on Sunday it no longer expected to release its analysis on Monday on the estimated cost and scope of insurance coverage under the latest GOP bill, which has the support of President Donald Trump. Mayo Clinic Hospital doctors said Saturday, July 15 that McCain underwent a "minimally invasive" procedure to remove the almost 2-inch (5-centimeter) clot, and that the surgery went "very well".

The senator's office said in its statement that "on the advice of his doctors, Senator McCain will be recovering in Arizona next week".