Republic Senate to not vote on new healthcare bill

ANI | Updated: Sep 27, 2017 01:35 IST

Washington [U.S.A.], September 27 (ANI): The U.S. Republican leaders have confirmed that the Senate would not vote on the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal Obamacare, this week.

The party failed to win adequate support from its own senators.

Many Republicans hadn't even taken a public position on Graham-Cassidy, a bill that would drastically cut Medicaid and lead to millions of people not having health insurance compared to the status quo, reported CNN, quoting the Congressional Budget Office.

Two other Republican senators, John McCain of Arizona and Rand Paul of Kentucky, had earlier rejected the bill.

Earlier on Tuesday alluding to McCain, Paul and Collins, Trump said that he was "disappointed" in several senators, who did not support the bill.

The move is a heavy blow for President Donald Trump, who vowed during the 2016 election campaign to scrap Obamacare. (ANI)