The Republican-led effort to undo President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law has produced high drama, internal division, and a series of political twists and turns.
Missouri's Democratic Senator has responded to President Donald Trump's call for Republican's to delay a scheduled recess until they pass a health care plan.
In these two interviews, Trump is either discussing the differences between health and life insurance or he doesn't understand how much health insurance costs the average American.
If President Trump cannot get Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare, then other major components of Trump's legislative agenda could be in jeopardy. "About three-quarters of that reduction would result from scaling back the expansion of eligibility enacted in the ACA", CBOsaid.
Then, while Mr Trump was at a dinner with some Republican senators on Monday night, two additional members: Jerry Moran of Kansas and Mike Lee of Utah also declared that they would oppose the measure, effectively killing the bill.
Senators Susan Collins and Angus King were both meeting with medical groups in ME on Friday, and said the latest effort by Senate GOP leaders is being handled poorly. They agreed a new "American Healthcare Act" in May, prompting Trump to hold a celebratory press conference with smiling congressmen in the White House Rose Garden.
"I don't think there are 40 votes to repeal and say to the American people, 'Well, trust us to come up with something in the next couple of years, '" Alexander told CNN.
Also, it would not curtail federal support for the overall Medicaid program as the House and Senate health care bills would have.
Enacting the legislation would decrease deficits by $473 billion over the next decade, however this doesn't take into account the cost of a replacement plan. John McCain (R-Arizona) in the Senate in the coming week due to his recently diagnosed health issues, has again deferred the Republican Party's plan to overhaul the nation's health care system. Either way, McConnell said the bill would be "wide open for amendment".
Open Championship wrap after third round
On Friday during the second round of The Open , he stiffed his approach at the par-3 12th in setting up an easy birdie. Jordan Spieth is seeking an improvement to one part of his game as he looks to seal his third major title at the Open.
Jordan Spieth Takes Control Of The Open 2017
It was the second round this week that Spieth kept bogeys off his card, and this time he really didn't come close to one. Just by proximity, Kuchar is the most likely candidate to derail what began to look like a coronation late Saturday.
Three tied atop leaderboard after one round at British Open
Just two years ago, Spieth was considered part of the modern version of a "Big Three" that included Rory McIlroy and Jason Day. Andrews in 2015, when the 23-year-old Texan was going for the third leg of the Grand Slam and missed the playoff by one shot.
West Ham Confirms Signing Of Arnautovic
Jose Mourinho bemoaned the added strain on his players as they limped towards a sixth-place finish in the Premier League. West Ham now have Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho as strikers, but the two have frequently struggled with injury issues.
Don't repeal ACA without acceptable replacement
Obamacare's insurance markets still have problems, with insurers pulling out of some areas and raising premiums in other. Before any bills were released, Republicans were touting that health care reform was going to be a three-phase process.