And there are no signs GOP leaders have chosen a fresh pathway after last week's collapse of their struggle to repeal and rewrite President Barack Obama's statute.
Donald Trump insisted this weekend that the ObamaCare repeal effort was too legit to quit, and tried hammering Republicans on Twitter into going back to the drawing board. As I said from the beginning, let ObamaCare implode, then deal.
Really? What "later time" would that be?
"The purpose of this plan is not to solve all the issues with the ACA, but to avoid a disaster in the markets that would make affordable health care inaccessible for too many people", Lipinski said.
And that's perhaps the Republicans' greatest failing.
Emanuel told Slate he believes in the overall structure of Obamacare, including the requirement that all Americans have health insurance or face a tax penalty.
Congressional failure to repeal or revamp Obamacare means individuals are still required to buy insurance or pay a fine.
If the Trump administration does decide to end the payments, known as cost-sharing reductions, it could lead to higher premiums and fewer insurance plan choices in the exchanges. The letter identifies three basic demands: any tax legislation should be drafted under the regular bipartisan committee process; the legislation should deliver relief to middle-class families without tax cuts for the rich; and any tax changes should include at least as much revenue as is collected today.
Miller said the five insurance companies selling subsidized insurance in Pennsylvania requested an 8.8 percent rate increase next year.
For President Trump, they are bailouts for insurers.
Cynthia Cox is a Kaiser insurance expert who has been tracking proposed rates around the country.
"If we aren't able to gain certainty on some of these items quickly, we do expect that we will need to revise our rate filings to further narrow our level of participation", Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish said in an earnings call.
McCain, one of those no votes, has returned to Arizona to begin treatment for brain cancer. Despite constant opposition, it appears that no one actually studied the law or its consequences enough to offer informed, rational arguments as to why it should be repealed, or how it might be improved. The subsidies cover the difference.
Imagine what would have happened to the Republican Party when coverage increases 20, 30 percent because of their "skinny repeal".
The vote was 51 against, and 49 in favor.
Thune said McConnell also has to negotiate with Schumer on whether the Senate will hold pro forma sessions during the upcoming break to prevent Trump from making recess appointments.
"There's just too much animosity and we're too divided on health care", Hatch told Reuters.
The GOP somehow decided they had to pass something, anything, just to keep away primary challengers because they failed to live up to their seven-year promise to repeal and replace Obamacare. He is the chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.
Sen. Roy Blunt (Mo.), another member of the Republican Senate leadership, put it this way: "I think it's time to move on to something else".
No date has been set for the hearings.
Though both the House and the White House are now run by Republicans, they have yet to resolve the case.