McConnell had saidthathe wanted to begin debate on the bill and pass it this week, using special fast-track procedures. And the - the real problem we have is, you know, we won four elections on repealing Obamacare, but this bill keeps most of the Obamacare taxes, keeps most of the regulations, keeps most of the subsidies, and create something thatRepublicans have never been before, and that's a giant insurance bailout superfund.
McCain is in his south-western home state after having a blood clot removed from his left eye, news broadcaster CNN reported.
"The one thing we should do is try to repeal as many of the taxes, as many of the regulations and as many of the mandates as we possibly can".
Responding to the issue, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellsaid in a statement late Saturday that the Senate will defer consideration of the health care bill. Their plans may be imperfect, but at least they represent an effort to shift from easy campaign slogans ("repeal and replace") to actual governing (which is always harder).
According to the Mayo Clinic, McCain is in good condition and resting at his home.
A procedural vote expected in the coming days had been cast as a showdown over the measure designed to replace President Barack Obama's healthcare law, commonly calledObamacare.
President Donald Trump has insisted McConnell has got to "pull it off" and get the votes necessary for passage.
While Biden acknowledged that the Affordable Care Act "isn't perfect", he maintained that the Obama administration designed their health care bill "to provide the best possible care to the most people". Blue Cross and Blue Shield and America's Health Insurance, have expressed concerns about the adverse effects the proposal would have on patients and the stability of the insurance market. Paul, much more conservative, said that he wanted the bill to go much further in dismantling the ACA, also commonly referred to as Obamacare.
"The Republican plan doesn't fix the death spiral of Obamacare, it simply subsidizes it", Paul explained.
Senator John McCain addresses a press conference at Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul on July 4, 2017. The Senate holds a two seat Republican majority. "It's bad for the country", says Lisa Tyson, of the Long Island Progressive Coalition. Amendments that are considered "germane" to the health care legislation need 51 votes to be added to the bill.