'We are disappointed in certain so-called Republicans' who blocked Obamacare repeal

A woman Stephanie Thomas from the group ADAPT carries a poster as part of a protest against the Republican Health Care bill

Republican-led "repeal and replace" bills have two goals, the report says: "reduced federal funding of health care by switching to a defined-contribution system (such as block grants, per-capita caps), and providing increased flexibility to the states to use these federal funds". Another lawmaker leaving the gathering, Sen. There was one aspect of the measure he offered no defense for, however.

"I'm not a fan of any legislation that Washington has come up with", said Dr. Keith Smith, who runs a cost-transparent surgical center in Oklahoma City. "We're going to get there". 3 GOP Senate leader, said Monday, after Collins joined a small but pivotal cluster of Republicans saying they're against the measure. Susan Collins, R-Maine, tried that roughly a year ago with a more moderate ACA replacement bill, which subsequently went nowhere. John McCain of Arizona, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas have already said they will not vote for the bill. others have hinted they could not support the bill in its current form either. Cruz aides said he was seeking changes that would let him vote yes. Democrats were unified in their opposition. A vote or a decision by McConnell, R-Ky., to forego a roll call was needed this week because procedural protections against a bill-killing filibuster by Democrats expire Sunday. It would effectively end the expanded Medicaid program in more than half of the states, taking the money used to fund that program and redistributing it to states based on a new formula. She said the legislation is "deeply flawed", despite eleventh-hour changes its sponsors have made in search of support.

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Overall, states would get $205 billion less in federal health care money from 2020-2026, according to the analysis from consulting firm Avalere Health, which was released Tuesday.

The collapse marks a replay of the embarrassing loss President Donald Trump and party leaders suffered in July, when the Senate rejected three attempts to pass legislation erasing Obama's 2010 statute.

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"Also, we expect a selective approach to insurer participation depending on each state's version of the health insurance market".

"At some point there will be a repeal and replace", Trump said when reporters asked if he wanted the Senate to vote on the measure this week. "We were very disappointed that they would take the attitude that they did". But Republican leaders in the Senate are conceding that their prospects for repealing the law are dismal.

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