On Sunday, Senate GOP leaders added language to their repeal bill that would shift money to states such as Alaska and ME in an apparent attempt to sway Republican holdouts, including Collins. Lindsey Graham of SC and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, would dismantle the remaining components of the ACA, including subsidies that aid people in purchasing insurance, the expansion of Medicaid and the mandate that requires everyone to have insurance.
Collins pointed to the bill's massive cuts to Medicaid.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal draft was rejected from reaching vote Tuesday afternoon, after multiple Senate majority leaders expressed opposition to its details.
"Once repeal is off the table, we want to work with you to improve the existing system". "I have to do what I think is right for people of Maine and the people of this country", said Senator Susan Collins, (R) Maine. 30 deadline-after which Republicans would need an impossible 60 votes to pursue further action. Lindsey Graham of SC and Bill Cassidy, MD, of Louisiana, the fourth Republican repeal-and-replace bill in the Senate to go nowhere. The pair, who have led a revival of the GOP push to repeal the health law this month, said they wanted to keep working to address the law because costs are rising.
"And at some point there will be a repeal on my desk, but we'll see whether or not that point is now or will it be shortly thereafter", Trump said Tuesday.
Senate Republicans already tried once this year to approve repeal legislation, an exercise that ended in defeat when Senator John McCain of Arizona gave a thumbs-down in July to kill that repeal proposal.