WHO'S to blame for the failure of the Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare? As LGBTQ Nation reported last month, women would be disproportionately hurt by a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, as would transgender Americans. "Our Democratic friends ought to be pretty happy about that because we have the existing law in place and I think we're just gonna have to see how that works out", the Kentucky Republican told reporters. But some members of Congress are already hinting they want to try again.
"I urge my colleagues, both Republicans and Democrats, to take a look at the legislation Senator Bill Cassidy and I have introduced, which would expand access to affordable health care in a way that provides more choices and helps to restrain costs", Collins said Friday in a statement after Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) pulled the GOP repeal bill from the House floor.
They're still contending with the "balancing act" that doomed the first effort, in which efforts to mollify restive conservatives angered centrists who balked after budget scorekeepers said the plan would result in 24 million fewer people holding insurance after a decade. "I understand what they want but it's not just a one-way street".
Despite the humiliation the GOP experienced after their attempt to repeal Obamacare fell completely to pieces before our very eyes, the desire to yank President Obama's most significant political achievement is apparently too strong for many Republicans to ignore.
"But it's going to take some work", he said. We learned a lot about loyalty'.
Democrats gloated about the failure of GOP leaders and Trump to get the bill to the Senate for consideration. That is the question, when it comes to President Donald Trump's comments about what comes next on health care.
US Congress rolls back family planning funding protections
The Title X grant of the Public Health Service Act is the only federal program focused exclusively on providing family planning. Every single Democrat voted against the bill, and every Republican, with the exception of two women , voted for it.
"We can not walk away now, without even a vote", said Rep. Luke Messer (R-IN), a junior member of the House GOP leadership, said on the House floor.
Foreshadowing some of language President Donald Trump is now using to describe Obamacare, Ryan said: "this law will collapse under its own weight, or it will be repealed".
Americans say by a 7-percentage-point margin, 44 percent to 37 percent, that Republicans should move on to other issues rather than proposing another health care bill.
Choosing to do neither is demonstrating their opposition to health care for all Americans.
Shares of Community Health Systems Inc CYH.N dropped 7.6 percent and Tenet Healthcare Corp THC.N shares fell 4.8 percent at mid-afternoon. Some lawmakers were said to be unhappy that the bill cut health coverage too severely, while others felt the changes did not go far enough.
"These Republican numbers suggest at the base there has been some erosion", said Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, which conducted the survey.