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McCain on Senate Passing Healthcare: 'Time Is Not on Our Side'

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By    |   Friday, 26 May 2017 12:17 PM

Senate Republicans still on step one of crafting their own healthcare legislation are feeling the squeeze of a congressional calendar that shows they have less than two months to repeal and replace Obamacare.

When they return from a week-long Memorial Day recess June 5, Republicans get down to work on legislation they're getting pressure from the White House to have finalized before August recess — July 28.

Can they do it?

"Damned if I know," Sen. John McCain told The Washington Post. "But I know this — time is not on our side."

Staffers are expected to have a draft for the legislators to look at when they get from recess, but the problems are many, underscored by the Congressional Budget Office analysis that just came out this week on the House's healthcare bill.

In the meantime, the small-group lunches started by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have been dubbed "health-care school" as the Senators learn how insurance works, the Post reported.

"We’re having meetings, discussions about it to the point of utter boredom every lunch that we have," McCain told the Post.

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