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More Arkansans head to Washington for health care demonstrations, expect disobedience

“For most patients, the time to recover from a craniotomy is usually a few weeks”, said Dr. Nrupen Baxi, an assistant professor of neurosurgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. Paul and Susan Collins of ME have already voiced objection to the motion. But Cornyn’s protestation rings hollow given the unprecedented secret process Senate Republicans used to draft the bill, which barred any Democratic input. Before the initial vote was canceled, Enzi said he was willing to give it more time to work out a bill palatable to his Republican colleagues.In a statement released late Saturday, McConnell said the Senate’s Better Care Act will not reach the Senate floor while McCain recovers. Several Republican senators have expressed reservations or outright opposition to the new version as well, and Republicans need McCain’s vote to have any chance of passing it. “We wish Sen. McCain a speedy recovery”, said Helen Aguirre Ferre, director of media affairs.When Senate Republican leaders unveiled a revised version of their health care bill on Thursday, Mr. McCain said it did not include the measures he had been seeking to protect the people of Arizona and newly eligible Medicaid beneficiaries, in particular.Thanks to @MayoClinic for its excellent care – I appreciate your support & look forward to getting back to work!The White House did not respond to a request for comment on Sunday, but Trump has been urging lawmakers to pass the bill, saying he is waiting with pen in hand.It is assumed by all that Senate President and Vice President Mike Pence would cast the tie-breaking 51st vote to advance the bill.Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the announcement late Saturday.McCain’s office acknowledged in a statement that he would remain in Arizona: “Senator McCain received excellent treatment at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, and appreciates the tremendous professionalism and care by its doctors and staff”.Trump declared a day earlier that failure would make him “very angry” and that he would blame McConnell.The administration is trying to discredit estimates by the Congressional Budget Office that more than 20 million people would lose insurance coverage by 2026 as a result of the Senate and House bills.She added, “There are about eight to 10 Republican senators who have serious concerns about this bill”.Some pointed out that even without good insurance, it’s not like McCain would have been unable to afford the care he needed.. He did not say when he would return to the health care bill.Doctors ordered a week of rest, the statement from McCain’s office said.Tens of thousands of people in Arizona have gained coverage through the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, and Mr. McCain was planning to propose amendments to the bill to protect his constituents. President Donald Trump weighed in Friday morning, tweeting: “Republicans Senators are working hard to get their failed ObamaCare replacement approved”.