US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell decided to delay the vote on US President Donald Trump’s new health reform that will replace Obamacare. The decision was made in an attempt to win the votes of the Republicans currently opposing the bill.
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Yesterday (Tuesday), Majority Leader of the Senate Mitch McConnell stated that he has decided to delay the vote on US President Donald Trump’s new health reform, which is supposed to replace Obamacare.
His assistant explained that the delay will allow McConnell and Trump to recruit more support from Republican senators who have stated their opposition to the new bill.
I just finished a great meeting with the Republican Senators concerning HealthCare. They really want to get it right, unlike OCare!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 27, 2017
In addition, Trump invited all 52 Republican senators to the White House for consultation and asked them to resolve their differences. McConnell said that the meeting was efficient and he was optimistic about passing the new reform in the Senate.
Yesterday, a report written by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated that 22 million American citizens are expected to lose their healthcare by 2026 if the current version Trump’s healthcare reform is approved.
Approximately 2 months ago, the US House of Representatives passed by a majority vote of 217 against 213 to repeal Obamacare. However, in order for the national healthcare plan to officially be repealed, the decision must be passed by the Senate.