McCain to return from brain cancer treatment for healthcare vote

by Abel Hampton July 26, 2017, 0:53
McCain to return from brain cancer treatment for healthcare vote

John McCain remains home for cancer treatments. After recently being diagnosed with brain cancer, one of a series of ailments that have plagued McCain over the years, he's decided that today's healthcare vote is so important that he had to fly back to D.C.to be there, recovery be damned.

Some Republicans oppose any effort to take health care away from constituents who gained it under Obamacare, while others oppose a bill they say gives the government too much control over people's health care.

McCain is likely to greet fanfare that will pay tribute to his reemergence with the same gruff humor that has been a trademark of his career, though he has spoken in the past about his desire to make the most of every day he has left in the Senate.

When Kennedy went to Washington in November 2008, he was advocating for universal health care.

Critics immediately slammed the family physician and former Arizona state senator over her comments, calling them classless, opportunistic and insensitive.

Technically, this is a vote to start debate on the bill approved by the House on health care - then, Republicans could start offering amendments on how to change the Obama health law, though the special rules of budget reconciliation will limit those amendments to matters dealing with spending and taxes.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., will move forward with a plan to hold a vote on repealing Obamacare "early this week", his spokesman said Monday, but it is still not clear what will be in the bill or whether it has enough votes to pass.

McCain has indicated he would vote yes on a motion to proceed vote with the assurance that he can add amendments to the bill once it's on the floor. Without McCain, the bill is doomed to certain defeat.

The second option to repeal and place the Affordable Care Act at the same time - may have even less support.

Ward said it's only logical for her to vouch for her qualifications because she proved to be a worthy challenger against McCain past year.

If the vote fails, the Senate is next expected to take up the National Defense Authorization Act, according to two congressional aides.

The bill would impose tough new sanctions on Russian Federation for its alleged meddling in the United States presidential election a year ago and Moscow's annexation of Crimea. If you voted for it when President Obama was in office, you should vote for it again with President Trump ready to sign it. Thune sees progress on Medicaid MORE (R-Ariz.), who was diagnosed with brain cancer last week, will return to the Senate in time for a key ObamaCare repeal vote on Tuesday. "Subsequent tissue pathology revealed that a primary brain tumor known as glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot". Meghan McCain tweeted a sweet image of her and her father saying "amazing hike with dad this morning" and thanked supporters for their well wishes.


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