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"While John is recovering, the Senate will continue our work on legislative items and nominations, and will defer consideration of the Better Care Act", McConnell said Saturday.

At the National Governors Association on Friday, Vice President Mike Pence urged governors from across the nation to back the bill, telling them, "President Trump and I believe the Senate healthcare bill strengthens and secures Medicaid for the neediest in our society, and this bill puts this vital American program on a path to long-term sustainability".

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

"The Republican plan doesn't fix the death spiral of Obamacare, it simply subsidizes it", Paul explained.

The Congressional Budget Office won't release a score on the revised Republican health care bill on Monday, as many had expected, as consideration of the controversial measure is delayed by a medical scare for one of its potential Senate backers.

The Arizona senator's unexpected announcement Saturday that he needs time to recover from the minimally invasive procedure led Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to say he was postponing a planned vote related to the bill this week.

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Senate Republicans are struggling to make good on a almost decade-long promise to repeal and replace Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act, and polls show their legislation is unpopular with voters.

Paul echoed one of Johnson's concerns - that the bill keeps too much of the Affordable Care Act in place. "And that's what we're trying to do for people: to be able to have the kind of doctor and the kind of coverage that they want", he said. Ted Cruz - would give insurers more flexibility in the plans they offer in the individual market. "And the more that everybody's going to discover that it keeps the fundamental flaw of Obamacare".

The Cruz amendment "is simply unworkable in any form and would undermine protections for those with pre-existing medical conditions, increase premiums and lead to widespread terminations of coverage for people now enrolled in the individual market", wrote the CEOs of America's Health Insurance Plans and the BlueCross BlueShield Association.

Ducey has been working quietly to boost pressure on the senators, with his office releasing a letter to them outlining changed to the Medicaid proposal he is seeking and the state Medicaid agency releasing an analysis highlighting $7.1 billion in funding losses through 2026 under the current proposal.

Rand Paul is still holding out for the president to jump into this. Chamber of Commerce, a farm bureau, credit unions, you name it.

Subsequently, healthy individuals and families would opt for non-Obamacare-regulated plans while sicker families would find coverage under the more expensive Obamacare-complying plans, leaving those who need the most adequate health care with unreasonably expensive coverage. "So with all due respect to Senator Paul, we've better come up with a plan that saves the private sector [option]", Graham told Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures".