Axar.az
UP
14 December 2017


Republicans divided after 2nd healthcare bill collapses

Home page World
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

Republicans in the U.S. Congress were in chaos over healthcare legislation after a second attempt to pass a bill in the Senate collapsed late on Monday, with President Donald Trump calling for an outright repeal of Obamacare and others seeking a change in direction toward bipartisanship.

Axar.az reports citing Reuters.

"Regretfully, it is now apparent that the effort to repeal and immediately replace the failure of Obamacare will not be successful," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement.

Two of McConnell's Senate conservatives announced just hours earlier that they would not support the Republican leader's latest version of legislation to repeal portions of President Barack Obama's landmark 2010 healthcare law and replace them with new, less costly healthcare provisions.

With Republican Senators Mike Lee and Jerry Moran joining Senators Susan Collins and Rand Paul in opposition - and amid a solid wall of opposition from Democrats - McConnell no longer had enough votes to pass a Republican healthcare bill in the 100-member Senate.

It was the latest in a series of healthcare setbacks for Republicans, despite their control of both chambers of Congress and the White House.

It also came after seven straight years of promising voters that they would repeal Obamacare if they were to control Congress and the White House, only to find that the public liked Obamacare more than their proposed substitutes, according to public opinion polls.

The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office has determined that the various versions of Republican healthcare legislation would result in anywhere from 18 million to 23 million people losing their health insurance.

However, Republicans argue that Obamacare is a government over-reach and costs too much money.

Date
2017.07.18 / 09:12
Author
Axar.az
Comments
loading...
See also

Trump and Tillerson send mixed messages on N.Korea talks

Turkey donates $10M to Palestine

Pakistan: Religious parties revive alliance for polls

US envoy to UN: evidence of Iran violating its commitments

Putin to hold traditional year-end press conference

U.N. resolutions on North Korea must be fully implemented

Canada gives green light for arms sales to Ukraine

Soyuz MS-05 with crew undocks space station

Trump's eldest son testifies to Senate committee

Israel closes Karm Abu Salem and Erez crossings

Latest
 
Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla
ArxivBağla