New set­back hits re­peal mea­sure

Houston Chronicle Sunday - - NATION -

WASHINGTON — Ma­jor­ity Leader Mitch McCon­nell said Satur­day that he will de­lay con­sid­er­a­tion of health care leg­is­la­tion, af­ter Sen. John McCain’s an­nounced ab­sence fol­low­ing surgery to re­move a blood clot from above his left eye left Repub­li­cans short of votes on their mar­quee leg­is­la­tion.

The an­nounce­ment meant an­other set­back for GOP ef­forts to re­peal and re­place the Af­ford­able Care Act, or Oba­macare, af­ter years of prom­ises.

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