He said senators "don't have enough information" to vote on the bill.
"There is no way on God's Earth that this bill should be passed this week", Sanders said. So, for example, I'm for 100 percent repeal, that's what I want.
"Maybe we'll have to pass whatever this is, to the extent that this improves the situation, but it's not going to fix the whole problem", he said.
"I think right now - with President [Donald] Trump's shocking upset of the establishment still fresh in our minds - would be a good time for Congress to add a new ingredient to its legislative sausage: a dash of humility". Unless those holdouts can be swayed, their numbers are more than enough to torpedo the measure developed in private by US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and deliver a bitter defeat for the president. And I'm open arms, but I don't see that happening.
Though Johnson took a more agnostic approach to his criticism of his own party's bill, Sanders, who caucuses with the Democrats, was far more acerbic in his condemnation of the AHCA.
Koch told those gathered for an outdoor cocktail reception on a breezy Colorado Springs evening about how far his team has come over the years at promoting what is a libertarian-leaning conservative agenda. Conway cited 113 House Democrats signing on to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders' health care bill as evidence that an increasingly large number of opposition members recognize the imminent implosion of Obamacare.
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He said he has made his views clear to the party leadership and the White House. "I don't want that life no more", Sanchez said. Heller said that to win his vote, GOP leaders would have to "protect Medicaid expansion states" from the bill's current cuts.
US Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, of NY, said Democrats would be working hard to defeat the bill, having already made clear they would co-operate with Republicans if they agreed to drop a repeal of the Affordable Care Act and instead work to improve it.
Dick Durbin, the Senate's No. 2 Democrat, on Sunday characterized the GOP-led chamber's ObamaCare overhaul bill as a tax cut for the wealthy, not health care reform.
Sen. Susan Collins, a moderate Republican whose support of the draft is crucial to its passing, raised concerns with a proposed provision defunding of Planned Parenthood. Ron Johnson says the U.S. Senate should not vote this week on a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act.
But he eventually got around to discussing veterans issues, saying he "always felt they weren't given a fair shake". In that iteration, about 23 million more Americans would be uninsured by 2026 than if Obamacare were to stay intact, according to a Congressional Budget Office analysis.
"Until I'm certain this is in the best interest for folks in Wisconsin, I'm not voting yes", Johnson tweeted.
"We are doing everything we can to fight this bill", Schumer said, "because it's so devastating for the middle class". That means that Republican supporters of the legislation can only lose two Republican votes, with Vice President Mike Pence casting a tie-breaking vote if the Senate splits 50-50.