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Blood clot to keep McCain from voting on Health Care.
Posted by: GGD
Date: July 15, 2017 09:01PM
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McCain’s surgery puts Obamacare repeal vote in doubt

Sen. John McCain underwent surgery to remove a blood clot above his left eye and will stay in Arizona to recover next week – denying Republicans a key vote in their push to repeal Obamacare, where the GOP already has no room for error.

Republican leaders want to hold a procedural vote to launch debate on its health care plan next week, with Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn telling the Associated Press that he expected the chamber to vote to take up its bill on “Tuesday night or Wednesday at the latest.”

But McCain’s (R-Ariz.) absence from the Senate significantly complicates those plans. Two GOP opponents of the Obamacare repeal bill – Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Rand Paul of Kentucky – have already said they will not vote to proceed to the measure. That means Republicans, who holds 52 votes in the Senate, already could not afford to lose any other GOP senator for the procedural vote.

In a statement released by McCain’s office, the Mayo Clinic said surgeons removed a blood clot from above the senator’s left eye during a procedure on Friday at its hospital in Phoenix.

“Senator McCain received excellent treatment at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, and appreciates the tremendous professionalism and care by its doctors and staff,” McCain’s office said in a statement Saturday night. “He is in good spirits and recovering comfortably at home with his family. On the advice of his doctors, Senator McCain will be recovering in Arizona next week.

[www.politico.com]

Perhaps his doctors advised him to not to repeal Obamacare.
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Re: Blood clot to keep McCain from voting on Health Care.
Posted by: bfd
Date: July 15, 2017 09:30PM
…or suggested what might happen if he did…
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Re: Blood clot to keep McCain from voting on Health Care.
Posted by: GGD
Date: July 15, 2017 09:42PM
I wonder if other senators will call in sick with a doctor's note in order to avoid voting on this.
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Re: Blood clot to keep McCain from voting on Health Care.
Posted by: Onamuji
Date: July 15, 2017 09:46PM
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GGD
Perhaps his doctors advised him to not to repeal Obamacare.

He's an old guy with health problems, but... yeah. Very convenient timing.



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Re: Blood clot to keep McCain from voting on Health Care.
Posted by: max
Date: July 15, 2017 10:03PM
Maybe he will something he can bomb in Arizona....
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Re: Blood clot to keep McCain from voting on Health Care.
Posted by: GGD
Date: July 15, 2017 10:17PM
Not so fast, McConnell says he'll wait for McCain to return.

[thehill.com]
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Re: Blood clot to keep McCain from voting on Health Care.
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: July 15, 2017 10:58PM
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GGD
Not so fast, McConnell says he'll wait for McCain to return.

[thehill.com]

Hopefully that will give the bill time to fester.
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Re: Blood clot to keep McCain from voting on Health Care.
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: July 16, 2017 02:53AM
...and this excellent treatment is being paid for how, exactly....?
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Re: Blood clot to keep McCain from voting on Health Care.
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: July 16, 2017 09:55AM
I suspect this is a not so subtle middle finger to McConnell and moreso, Ted Cruz, who has finally caved and committed to vote for this shitbag of a piece of legislation.



rj
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Vreemac, Moth of the Future
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Re: Blood clot to keep McCain from voting on Health Care.
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: July 16, 2017 11:13AM
MCCain shall live so that tens of millions will lose coverage? But then, the GOP doesn't care how many future deaths they have on their hands.
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Re: Blood clot to keep McCain from voting on Health Care.
Posted by: deckeda
Date: July 16, 2017 12:18PM
Best FB comment I've seen:

"McCain receives healthcare while waiting to vote against your healthcare."
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Re: Blood clot to keep McCain from voting on Health Care.
Posted by: Acer
Date: July 16, 2017 05:35PM
Since he's already in the shop, perhaps he can pick up a new hip or something to keep him out of Washington a little longer.
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