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Miss. Legislator Reviewing State's Medicaid Budget Outline Associated Press

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"We're going to fulfill our promise". "But it still lies ahead of us, and we haven't given up on that".

Earlier Tuesday, Trump lashed out at GOP lawmakers for deserting the measure, telling reporters, "We are disappointed in certain so-called Republicans". This proportion was 18% in 2010, the year of the adoption of Obamacare. It'll take a while to repeal it. Susan Collins rebuffed intense lobbying from fellow Republicans and the promise of money for her state in deciding on Monday to oppose - and likely doom - her party's last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare. The Republican president said later he still had not given up hope that the law would eventually be repealed.

McConnell, Republican from Kentucky, said Republicans would move on to their next big legislative priority: overhauling the tax code, a feat that has not been accomplished since 1986.

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said "millions" of Americans would have lost coverage under the bill, and projected it would impose $1 trillion ($1.3 trillion) in Medicaid cuts through 2026. That chunk of money also would have not kept up with actual medical costs over time, possibly costing the state billions. Unfortunately, Senate Republicans are already indicating that they want to keep trying to pass a unsafe TrumpCare bill, in 2018 or 2019 or beyond.

With the latest repeal failure, Democrats swiftly said they wanted to restart stalled bipartisan talks aimed at boosting the existing health care system.

"I went to rally after rally, and I never had one person come up to me and say 'oh what you mean by repeal is you're going to keep most of the spending and block grant it to the states'". Putting a controversial bill on the floor without the votes exposes members to political fallout and attack ads. They are being pummeled by conservatives and on talk radio, and worry voters will punish incumbents in the midterm election for the failure to deliver.

Today is the deadline for insurers to sign government contracts so they can sell health plans on the ACA marketplaces for 2018.

Trump did not explain who the "Yes" vote belongs to, though Sen.

After nine months in which the GOP has been unable to get a repeal bill to his desk despite holding control of the House and Senate and not facing a filibuster, Trump insisted Republicans were close but could just not get the job done by Friday.

"We're still a little bit in the "morning after" phase, " said Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis. "I'm looking forward to a better process". Ultimately, Republicans made a decision to shelve health care and move on to their nascent effort to overhaul the tax code.

It also would've eliminated the Obamacare individual mandate, the Medicaid expansion, tax credits, employer mandates and cost-sharing subsidies.

McConnell said that the chamber would now turn its attention to tax reform.

"I'm ready to start over completely", a visibly frustrated Sen.

McConnell, meanwhile, added, "We haven't given up on it,"as bill co-author and Jimmy Kimmel nemesis Sen".

"We've got citizens that need a fix now, " the governor said, a need that Ducey said transcends any concerns about time-consuming procedures.

Others suggested Congress should abandon its partisan approach and resume negotiations to stabilize the system and the other federal health programs now at risk of expiring. The majority leader has spent years crafting the Republican's message around defeating the Affordable Care Act. But committee staff members were pulled away to deal with the GOP repeal push. "Graham and Cassidy basically said [in the lunch] that they've surveyed their votes", Santorum told reporters, "and they feel like they have the votes necessary, but they have to go through the regular order of hearings and a markup".

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