Senate Republicans postpone health care vote amid growing opposition


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Senate Republicans postpone health care vote amid growing opposition

Senate Republicans postpone health care vote amid growing opposition
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced the health care vote is postponed.
Source: Carolyn Kaster/AP

A vote on the Senate’s proposed health care bill has been postponed until after the July 4 recess, after a growing number of senators announced they would not support the bill in its current form, multiple outlets are reporting.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), as well as Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) had been adamant that a vote on the bill would happen before the Senate recessed for Independence Day.

However that’s no longer the plan after at least four Republican Senators announced they would not vote to begin debate on the legislation.

MCCONNELL tells senators: He will delay the health care vote until after the recess to solicit more support from GOP senators

 The news comes after the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office announced Monday that the Senate’s plan would lead 22 million more people to become uninsured over the next 10 years, with big cuts coming to poor Americans who receive Medicaid. The CBO also projected that out-of-pocket costs could rise even for those with insurance through exchanges or employers, as plans would not be required to cover as many health services.

This is a breaking news article and will be updated

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