Another Republican Health Care Bill to Be Introduced

Another bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act will be introduced in about a week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday.

He made the announcement at a Rotary Club speech in southern Kentucky, but provided no details, the Associated Press reported.

McConnell was forced to cancel a vote on an earlier bill last week because too many Republican senators objected to the legislation for it to pass the Senate. He's been spending the July 4th recess weighing changes that might win over dissidents in his own party, the wire service reported.

On Thursday, McConnell also said another approach would be needed if the Republicans continue to fail in their efforts to reach an agreement on a new health care law.

"If my side is unable to agree on an adequate replacement, then some kind of action with regard to the private health insurance market must occur," McConnell, R-Ky., added in an admission that one of the top Republican legislative priorities might fail, the AP reported.

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