- Title: U.S. Republicans divided over next steps after healthcare bill collapses
- Date: 18th July 2017
- Summary: WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (FILE) (REUTERS) VARIOUS EXTERIORS OF U.S. CAPITOL
- Embargoed: 1st August 2017 07:35
- Keywords: Senate Republican healthcare plan Medicaid pre-existing conditions healthcare reform repeal healthcare bill fails Repuliblicans divided
- Location: INTERNET / WASHINGTON, D.C, AND SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES
- City: INTERNET / WASHINGTON, D.C, AND SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Lawmaking,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0036Q8TRGN
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- Story Text:Republicans in the U.S. Congress were in chaos over healthcare legislation after a second attempt to pass a bill in the Senate collapsed late on Monday (July 17).
President Donald Trump called for an outright repeal of Obamacare and others sought a change in direction toward bipartisanship.
Two of McConnell's Senate conservatives announced just hours earlier that they would not support the Republican leader's latest version of legislation to repeal portions of President Barack Obama's landmark 2010 healthcare law and replace them with new, less costly healthcare provisions.
With Senators Mike Lee and Jerry Moran joining Senators Susan Collins and Rand Paul in opposition, McConnell no longer had enough votes to pass a Republican healthcare bill in the 100-member Senate.
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