After first saying this week that the ACA should be allowed to fall apart, President Donald Trump urged GOP senators Wednesday to revive their efforts to reach consensus on a plan that would both repeal and replace portions of the ACA.
But that proposal already appears to be dead - with three senators voicing their opposition to it - even though Mr McConnell appears to still be moving forward with his latest plan.
Should the repeal take effect, the CBO predicts, insurers will leave the Obamacare individual marketplace in droves.
Such a plan would be similar to the cost-sharing reductions that are now in Obamacare, and that lower out-of-pocket costs for people making between 100 percent and 250 percent of the poverty level.
Congress has spent months this year on health care.
We asked professor Timothy Hoff, an expert in healthcare systems and health policy, to examine the current healthcare landscape and assess the health of "Obamacare"-where it's working, and if it could fail".
The parade of revisions and different versions can get confusing, but Senate leaders have said they still plan to push for a vote next week. And if Congress ever does repeal the Affordable Care Act, they'd get equal or better coverage under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, provided they keep their high-paying jobs - an open question, because elections are coming. So far the White House has continued to pay those subsidies, but the discussion of ending them has increased uncertainty among insurers who offer plans through the Obamacare market.
Branden Grace shoots record-low 62 at British Open
Of the first 61 players, 34 broke par , including the 62 by Brendan Steele that set a record for major championship play. And finally, there Ian Poulter who goes into the weekend chasing but who's certainly entertaining dreams of his own .
Jordan Spieth takes lead at British Open
I played careful on a few holes for obvious reasons and committed to a lot of shots. "I went with those today and it worked". Charley Hoffman had the best start of all, holing out from the rough on the daunting opening hole for an eagle.
British Open 2017: Updated leaderboard after Round 3
There can scarcely have been a day like it at any major championship and for Grace it was one that he will never forget. McIlroy hasn't won a major since the PGA Championship in 2014 - a streak of 10 - and doesn't have a victory in 2017.
'Dunkirk' is a spectacular World War II epic
The movie clearly brings out Nolan's signature style and his harrowing narration of war, which is just spectacular. Now, it's also the basis of jaw-dropping, edge-of-your-seat action film Dunkirk .
The real Rory McIlroy stands up to be counted
Playing partner Matt Kuchar , still in search of his first major title at 39, stands just two behind Spieth at 7-under-par. Open turned in a superb 65, his second such number for the week, to move to 11 under through 54 holes.
Spieth, Koepka, Kuchar lead American charge
Austin Connelly, a 5-foot-7, 150-pound 20-year-old with dual citizenship in Canada and the US , is one of those players. Spieth's success (or luck in some cases) hasn't been limited to the greens at Birkdale.