McCain has surgery to remove blood clot

McCain has surgery to remove blood clot

McCain has surgery to remove blood clot

His surgery prompted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to delay a vote on the healthcare bill as support for the legislation continues to waver.

McCain had a procedure that removed a 5cm blood clot above his left eye, his office announced in a statement on Saturday.

An unexpected delay in plans to hold a vote on the Senate health-care bill will strengthen the position of conservative critics by giving them more time to mobilize, according to one of the measure's most outspoken opponents. A statement from the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix said the senator is resting at home "in good condition" and that "the surgery went very well".

Collins is one of two Republican senators who have already said that they would not even vote to open debate on the latest version of the bill released on Thursday, meaning one more defection from the Republican ranks could kill it.

"There are about eight to 10 Republican senators who have serious concerns about this bill", Ms Collins told CNN's State of the Union programme, faulting the bill for its major cuts to Medicaid.

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Still, the political science professor said, Lee may well have plenty of company if he joins the Republican senators already opposed to the bill.

"Elaine and I, along with the entire Senate family, wish John the very best and wish him a speedy recovery", McConnell said in a statement that referred to his wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.

Fellow Arizona Republican Sen. The Republican bill rolls back numerous Medicaid expansions put in place under the ACA and takes away numerous protections that the ACA forced insurance policies to have.

"I have never known a man more tenacious and resilient than John McCain", Sen.

"This bill actually I think has gotten much better as a result of the discussions we've had amongst ourselves, and I think it's something that once we agree to that we can sell to the American people as a better choice than the failures of Obamacare", he added. McConnell is trying to nail down 50 of the 52 GOP senators' votes so he can push the measure through his chamber next week. "On the advice of his doctors, Senator McCain will be recovering in Arizona next week". But McCain isn't the problem in this case.

"Mr. McCain's absence will give the forces of opposition - which include scores of health care provider organizations and patient advocacy groups - more time to mobilize", The New York Times noted.

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