Work together on health care

Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mc Connell looks on during a press conference after a closed-door Senate GOP conference meeting on Capitol Hill

A new Marist College poll conducted for NPR shows people overall disapprove of the Senate bill 55 percent to 17 percent.

Amid a revolt against the Senate health-care bill, supporters have seized upon something of a last-ditch argument: Whatever you think of this bill, they say, you owe it to your voters.

McConnell has promised since 2010 that Republicans, who view Obamacare as a costly government intrusion, would destroy the law "root and branch" if they controlled Congress and the White House.

Republican leaders wanted to formally introduce the plan as early as Tuesday, but defections started even before the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said late Monday that the bill would leave an additional 22 million Americans without health insurance in a decade.

McConnell acknowledged Tuesday he needs more time to make mitigating changes to the bill his small team of GOP senators forged in 52 days of secret discussions only to face crippling opposition from his party's ideological gap.

"This should be a celebration because just a few hours ago Mitch McConnell pulled that bill for after the Fourth of July", said Dennis Slotnick, chair of Our Revolution in Northwest Ohio.

Five GOP senators had said they would refuse to bring McConnell's bill to the Senate floor: Dean Heller of Nevada, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Susan Collins of ME and Mike Lee of Utah in saying they would refuse to bring the bill to the Senate floor. The Medicaid program was expanded under former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.

Medical groups are almost unanimously opposed, too, along with the AARP, though the U.S. Chamber of Commerce supports the bill. And at least three Republican senators said they would not support a motion to proceed with the bill without changes.

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This strong opposition is well placed, as is Collins' unusual move to oppose beginning debate on the bill because it is so flawed. Earlier Tuesday, Capito said she is "concerned with the bill in its present form", but she did not say how she would vote.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is one of the GOP senators on the conservative side who oppose the bill as it stands now.

All the Republican senators were invited to the White House Tuesday to talk about replacing Obamacare. John Thune of South Dakota told reporters later.

The House of Representatives passed its version of a healthcare bill last month after a similar struggle to get conservatives and moderates on the same page.

The CBO analysis of the Senate bill determined that premiums will drop for those who don't qualify for subsidies, but premiums will rise for individuals over the age of 50 who now qualify for subsidies.

It also highlights the deep ideological divides within the party over how to improve the health care system while not cutting millions of Americans out of insurance coverage.

"The one thing I would say is that I think everyone around the table is interested in getting to yes, interested in getting an outcome".

When asked by reporters clustered on the blacktop outside the West Wing if Mr. Trump had command of the details of the negotiations, Mr. McConnell ignored the question and smiled blandly. "We can cut people off of services, which is something we don't want to do".

The American Association of Retired Persons, the nation's oldest non-profit organisation representing Americans over 50 years old, slammed the bill as an "age tax". Of the 22 million people losing health coverage, 15 million would be Medicaid recipients.

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