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Health-care bill vote delayed; McCain ill

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By Compiled by Democrat-Gazette staff from wire reports

This article was originally published July 16, 2017 at 4:42 a.m. Updated July 16, 2017 at 4:42 a.m.

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Govs. Brian Sandoval (left), a Nevada Republican, and Terry McAuliffe, a Virginia Democrat, attend the closing session Saturday of the National Governors Association meeting in Providence, R.I. The nation’s health care system was front and center at this summer’s session.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Saturday night that he will postpone consideration of the Senate's health care legislation while Sen. John McCain recovers from surgery for a blood clot.

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RBear says... July 16, 2017 at 6:45 a.m.

The delay caused by McCain's absence does not bode well for the Republican healthcare plan, especially as more people have a chance to examine the damage of the Cruz amendment. Analysts are starting to dig through the financials of it and have started labeling it as "junk insurance." Those plans will not be financially sustainable and will often leave the insured with far less coverage than planned.
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But this begs the question. In the entire seven years Republicans opposed the ACA, what the heck were they planning to replace it with? I mean, I can understand a year or two. But we're talking seven years they said they would get rid of the ACA and put in place a better plan. Are they really this incompetent?
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Right now they are just slapping together anything they can to try to get 50 votes. No thought to impacts to Americans. No real strategy of a plan here. It's what we call "hacking out a solution" in the IT world. A little hint. Those hacked out solutions usually break over a short amount of time or lead to even bigger problems.

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TimberTopper says... July 16, 2017 at 8:35 a.m.

Anything less than ACA coverages is NOT health insurance. There is no way anyone can see the future of what they are going to need regarding health care cost, so you buy the coverage that takes care of everything. Otherwise, you will wind up with a policy sold by price no coverage. The biggie in the bill is going to be tax cuts, as the Republicans care actually about that part. They could care less what happens to the average family in America, regarding them losing everything due to unexpected health care costs.

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mrcharles says... July 16, 2017 at 1:08 p.m.

They are so use to saying no they forget what do they gave to say yes to. Chaos is not a way to govern but we know that is their way and their here of lemmings just keep saying is we just keep on doing sooner or later we won't drown.

And the audacity of medical associations & insurers to say NO WAY DUMBDONKEYS will your death star work

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djigoo says... July 16, 2017 at 5:22 p.m.

Wonder what kind of coverage McCain has.

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carpenterretired says... July 16, 2017 at 6:10 p.m.

McCain will have the same excellent health care coverage ( like Boozman with his heart problem or ranger Tom with his new children) that members of congress (always have and will in the future) provide for their selves ,their families and staff . Its the peasants that the GOP congress keeps trying to take health care away from by repealing the ACA (400,000 or so in AR) and closing rural hospitals and nursing homes ,but then from the republican perspective on health care, just let the peasants eat cake.

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