Senate Health Care Vote Delayed, But Negotiations Continue | NBC Nightly News

Senate Health Care Vote Delayed, But Negotiations Continue | NBC Nightly News


FORWARD.
OUKASIE HUNT HAS
LATE DETAILS. >>Reporter: AFTER
SEVEN YEARS OF
PROMISING TO REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMACARE,
A STUNNING DELAY.
AND A MAJOR BLOW TO PRESIDENT TRUMP AND
HIS REPUBLICAN PARTY.
THEY DON’T HAVE THE VOTES IN THE SENATE.
>>WE WILL NOT BE ON
THE BILL THIS WEEK. BUT WE’RE STILL
WORKING TOWARD GETTING
AT LEAST 50 PEOPLE IN A COMFORTABLE PLACE.
>>Reporter:
REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL
RETREATING TODAY AFTER
HE PROMISED OVER AND OVER AGAIN HE WOULD
HOLD A VOTE BEFORE
JULY 4th. >>IS YOUR EFFORT TO
REPEAL OBAMACARE DEAD?
>>NO. WE’RE CONTINUING TO
TALK ABOUT IT.
IT’S A VERY COMPLICATED SUBJECT.
>>Reporter: A
COMPLICATED BILL WRITTEN IN SECRET,
RELEASED TO THE PUBLIC
JUST FIVE DAYS AGO TO IMMEDIATE OUTCRY.
FIRST FROM
CONSERVATIVES WHO SAID IT DIDN’T GO FAR
ENOUGH.
>>I JUST DIDN’T RUN ON OBAMACARE LIKES.
>>Reporter: MODERATE
REPUBLICANS WORRIED ABOUT DEEP MEDICAID
CUTS.
>>NOT THE ANSWER. IT’S SIMPLY NOT THE
ANSWER.
>>Reporter: YESTERDAY THE CBO ESTIMATED 22
MILLION MORE PEOPLE
WOULD LOSE HEALTH COVERAGE UNDER THE
BILL.
THIS MORNING THE NUMBER TWO SENATE
REPUBLICAN
INSISTING — >>YES, WE WILL VOTE.
>>Reporter: HE WAS
PUTTING THE WHOLE THING OFF.
VICE PRESIDENT MIKE
PENCE WAS IN THE ROOM. >>WE’LL KEEP WORKING
UNTIL WE GET IT DONE.
>>Reporter: A BUS LOAD OF SENATORS
FOLLOWING HIM DOWN TO
PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE SUMMONED TO THE WHITE
HOUSE.
>>IF WE DON’T GET IT DONE, IF WILL BE
SOMETHING THAT WE’RE
NOT GOING TO LIKE AND THAT’S OKAY, AND I
UNDERSTAND THAT VERY
WELL. >>Reporter: AFTER THE
MEETING —
>>I THINK EVERYBODY AROUND THE TABLE IS
INTERESTED IN GETTING
A YES. >>Reporter: WORRIED
REPUBLICANS ARE URGING
THEIR LEADERS TO WORK WITH DEMOCRATS TO FIND
A REAL FIX.
>>SO WHEN DID WE GET TO THE POINT WHERE WE
SAID NO, WE’RE NOT
GOING TO TALK TO DEMOCRATS ABOUT A FIX.
WE SHOULD BE WORKING
WITH OUR COLLEAGUES ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE
AISLE.
>>Reporter: BUT OUTSIDE THE CAPITOL,
AND ACROSS THE
COUNTRY, DEMOCRATS HAVE HELPED ORGANIZE
THE OPPOSITION.
>>THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT SENATOR McCONNELL
DID NOT WANT.
HE DID NOT WANT TO HAVE A RESET WHERE
OPPOSITION WOULD HAVE
TIME TO BUILD AND SPEND MONEY ON ADS AND
BRING PEOPLE OUT TO
EVENTS. THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT
THE OPPONENTS OF THIS
BILL ARE PLANNING FOR THE NEXT TEN DAYS.
>>Reporter:
REPUBLICANS WILL FACE INTENSE PRESSURE BACK
HOME NEXT WEEK.
BUT REPUBLICANS IN THE HOUSE TRIED AND FAILED
ON THEIR FIRST ATTEMPT
TO REPEAL OBAMACARE BEFORE THEY SUCCEEDED
ON THEIR SECOND TRY,
AND THAT COULD HAPPEN HERE, TOO.
ALSO, THE PRESIDENT
TWEETING TONIGHT THAT IT’S DEMOCRATS WHO ARE

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