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"I think a few more days to consider would be helpful", he said.

The holdouts are expressing willingness to negotiate, but many of them are pushing revisions that could risk alienating moderate Republicans in the process.

"We have a very good plan", Trump said in an interview broadcast in the U.S. on Sunday. Without the support of at least 50 of the 52 Republican senators, the long-anticipated bill likely is doomed.

"It would be so great if the Democrats and Republicans could get together, wrap their arms around it and come up with something that everybody's happy with", the president said.

"That was my term because I want to see-and I speak from the heart, that's what I want to see".

"She's a hopeless case". "And let's sit down and start working toward repairing the basic concept of what we have in the Affordable Care Act".

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY said Democrats have been clear they will cooperate with Republicans if they agree to drop a repeal of the Affordable Care Act and instead work to improve it.

This time it is unclear which of the two parties will mend its fences first, and whether that will make any difference for next year's House and Senate elections and for the presidential election of 2020. "I certainly hope the Democrats do not force Nancy P out".

Concerns about the legislation are building from both sides of the Republican Party. "Healthcare's a very complicated subject from the standpoint that you move it this way, and this group doesn't like it". Trump said on Saturday on his personal Twitter account.

"What we can do is if they cannot get 50 votes, if they get to impasse, I've been telling leadership for months now I'll vote for a repeal", Paul said.

Johnson, one of five senators opposing the bill, said he also would like to review the CBO score.

He acknowledged the bill has critics: "Some people have been more public about concerns but said they want to get to yes".

"Health care is a very, very tough thing to get", Trump said.

Another amendment would broaden the ability of those who buy insurance on the marketplace to sock away more money in tax-free Health Savings Accounts to help them pay for their premiums.

Collins said in an interview with ABC that seven to eight more senators were troubled by provisions in the Senate bill that may cut Medicaid for the poor even more than the House's version of the bill.

Sen. Susan Collins of ME says she thinks getting the votes needed in the Senate this week to pass a Republican bill to replace the Affordable Care Act could be very hard.

"But if those can be addressed, I will", he said.

Cornyn made the comments Sunday at a private gathering hosted by the libertarian Koch brothers in Colorado.

Meadows also told reporters if the Senate passes the bill this week, the House could quickly follow with a weekend session - ahead of a Fourth of July bill signing by the president. In that iteration, about 23 million more Americans would be uninsured by 2026 than if Obamacare were to stay intact, according to a Congressional Budget Office analysis. Better Care would also limit government spending on the rest of the Medicaid program, giving states a set amount to spend per person rather than the insurance program's now open-ended funding commitment.

"And it doesn't have to be 100 percent repeal", said Mr. Paul.

"But we won't get one Democratic vote - not one", he said.

There are headlines out there claiming Paul is open to voting for a partial repeal of Obamacare.

President Donald Trump says he doesn't think congressional Republicans are "that far off" on passing a health overhaul to replace what he's calling "the dead carcass of Obamacare". Famous last words, right?

Johnson has said the measure leaves too much of Obamacare in place and would not lower premiums to make health care less expensive.

The bill is supported by Trump.

Trump tells "Fox and Friends" he believes his majority party is "going to get there". It was, however, mentioned in passing but with no real substantive conversation around the impacts by guests on Face the Nation and Meet the Press, while Sen.

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