undergroundnewsroom.com March 21, 2018

McConnell To Delay US Health Care Vote In McCain's Absence

17 July 2017, 08:45 | Rodolfo Quinn

Pressure up on Arizona senators as new health bill unveiled

Medicaid affects millions of Americans, young and old

Although Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's plan was to quickly vote on the legislation this week, McCain's surgery left Republicans scrambling as what already promised to be a tight vote would prove to be impossible without the senator from Arizona.

"While John is recovering, the Senate will continue our work on legislative items and nominations, and will defer consideration of the Better Care Act".

In Phoenix, Mayo clinic hospital doctors said McCain underwent a "minimally invasive" procedure to remove the 5cm (2in) clot and that the surgery went "very well", a hospital statement said.

Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) have already said they would oppose a procedural vote to advance to the new Senate GOP healthcare legislation, which was unveiled this past week. John McCain, R-Ariz. listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 11, 2017, during the committee's confirmation hearing for Nay Secretary nominee Richard Spencer.

"There are about eight to 10 Republican senators who have serious concerns about this bill", Ms Collins told CNN's State of the Union programme, faulting the bill for its major cuts to Medicaid.

Sen. John McCain said Russia's election-related hacks threaten to "destroy Democracy" and said America's response was 'totally paralyzed'. With the GOP holding a 52-48 majority, they can afford to lose only two Republicans.

A statement from McCain's office said he would recover in Arizona this week, but neurosurgeons interviewed by the Times said that time frame could be longer.

USA military plane crashes in Mississippi
Andrew Aranda said Wednesday that the names of those killed will not be released until 24 hours after family members are notified. The plane was based at Stewart Air National Guard Base in NY state and had on board troops from that base and our Camp Lejeune.

New Sri Lanka captain Chandimal leads by example
Gunaratne had claimed two wickets in the first innings, but Sri Lanka's attack may be weakened in the second, Herath said. But first we've got to get out the two batsmen at the crease at the moment [Asela Gunaratne and Rangana Herath].

Former President Jimmy Carter collapses at Habitat construction site
The Elders said that Carter will remain affiliated with the group as an honorary, or emeritus, Elder starting June 1. Two years ago, former President Jimmy Carter announced to the world that he was battling cancer.

That said, McCain is not anymore gung-ho about the bill than many of his fellow Republicans.

Mitch McConnell delayed the BCRA's vote for next week after Sen.

"Looking forward to a speedy recovery, John", said Sen. "It has produced premium increases that are very troubling and hard for people to afford, particularly those who don't get the subsidies under the current law", she said.

McCain dismissed concerns, saying he had stayed up late the night before watching an Arizona Diamondbacks game. Ron Johnson. Johnson originally came out against the BCRA for not being conservative enough, but said after the release of the updated bill that he was on board.

"Mr. McCain's absence will give the forces of opposition - which include scores of health care provider organizations and patient advocacy groups - more time to mobilize", The New York Times noted.

Republicans had hoped to get a vote to the floor this week, but McCain's surgery pushed it back.

Other News

Trending Now

Federation Internationale de Football Association whistleblower Chuck Blazer dies aged 72
Former top football official Chuck Blazer , whose evidence to USA investigators helped trigger the Fifa corruption scandal, has died, his lawyer told the New York Times yesterday.

Panicked brides rush Alfred Angelo shop after sudden closure
We need details & information on what's going to happen. 'We are all no longer employees of Alfred Angelo with immediate effect'. Stockists are also advised to contact the British Bridal Suppliers Association (BBSA) for advice on how to proceed.

Moon Express reveals plans for private exploration of the moon
The MX-5 is described as the "lunar workhorse" and can be fitted with a variety of configurations incorporating MX-1 systems. That first mission will seal the deal on the $ 20 million if Moon Express beats its global competitors.

President Carter returns to Winnipeg's Habitat build
The Carter Center also said the pair attended the morning devotional Friday that kicks off the last day of the project. And President Bill Clinton wished him a "speedy recovery" in a Thursday evening tweet .

Amarnath Yatra to continue, PM Narendra Modi monitoring situation: Jitendra Singh
That is a great concern to us and our thoughts and prayers go out to those people and to their families as well. A massive manhunt has been launched in Jammu and Kashmir to catch Ismail and his terror group members.

Police Find Remains Of Multiple Bodies At Farm
Investigators fear foul play is involved in the disappearances , and say they're investigating how the four men know each other. Weintraub said at a news briefing this morning. "We're going to continue in the direction that we're going", Weintraub said.

British Columbia braces for more wildfires
It used to be rare for the entire province to face such extreme wild fire threats this early in the summer, she said. The Northwest fire centre has remained quiet with only eight of the over 200 fires burning across the province now .

Four I-65 crash victims were IN family, friend
In their van were Lonny Boster, 59, Lonny Boster, 30, Jonell Boster 48, Carl Boster , 17 and family friend Robert Hogan , 74. All travel lanes of Interstate 65 northbound are now closed, with delays expected for an extended period of time.

Ann Coulter throws two-day Twitter tantrum against Delta
Coulter on Sunday targeted the airline company again , saying they instead gave her seat to a "dachshund-legged woman ". And then Coulter persisted by tweeting a photo of the woman even though she was not to blame for the seat reassignment.

China's economy grows 6.9 per cent in second quarter, beating market expectations
Analysts polled by Reuters had predicted factory output would grow 6.5 percent in June, unchanged from the previous month. China has got the new week off to a good start, by releasing growth figures that beat City expectations.