Senate Healthcare Bill — Unexpected McCain surgery delay gives more time for criticism — “The Votes Aren’t There”

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Delay in long-promised vote after unexpected McCain surgery

(Reuters)

A Republican push to pass a sweeping health-care law experienced another setback as Senate leaders said they would delay a vote set for this week, sparking fresh doubts about whether congressional leaders can muster support for a marquee GOP policy priority.

Updated July 16, 2017 7:05 p.m. ET

President Donald Trump and party leaders in Congress were hoping the Senate would vote this week on a plan to overturn parts of the 2010 Affordable Care Act and make other changes to the health system. But Senate leaders announced a delay after Sen. John McCain said he would recover in Arizona from surgery removing a blood clot above his left eye, leaving supporters short of the votes needed to move ahead with the bill.

The delay prolongs the uncertainty over the bill’s prospects. GOP…

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