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Breaking: Senate to delay Obamacare repeal
vote over GOP fears it wouldn´t have enough
votes after John McCain undergoes surgery
to remove blood clot from above his left eye

Daily Mail [UK], by Reuters, and Ariel Zilber of DM

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 7/15/2017 11:02:06 PM

The Senate will delay a vote initially scheduled for this coming week on repealing and replacing Obamacare after Arizona Senator John McCain announced Saturday he would not return to Washington for at least a week while he recovers from surgery. McCain will remain in Arizona next week to recuperate from a medical procedure that removed a 2-inch blood clot above his left eye, his office announced in a statement on Saturday. Soon after news of McCain´s surgery broke, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell´s office issued a statement announcing that he would ´defer´ a vote on the health care legislation. McCain´s absence

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/15/2017 11:49:36 PM     (No. 11320438)

Minimally Invasive Supra-Orbital “Eyebrow” Craniotomy

Supra-orbital craniotomy (often called "eyebrow" craniotomy) is a procedure used to remove brain tumors. In this procedure, neurosurgeons make a small incision within the eyebrow to access tumors in the front of the brain or pituitary tumors. This approach is used instead of endonasal endoscopic surgery when a tumor is very large or close to the optic nerves or vital arteries. (Snip)
The supra-orbital craniotomy may be part of the treatment for Rathke’s cleft cysts, skull base tumors and some pituitary tumors.


http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/test_procedures/neurological/craniotomy_92,P08767/


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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/15/2017 11:52:19 PM     (No. 11320439)

(cont’d)
The article linked in #1 talks about the various reasons for this kind of procedure, including draining a blood clot from a leaking blood vessel.

A 2” clot is a very big clot within the skull.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: droopydog, 7/15/2017 11:53:51 PM     (No. 11320440)

Yeah, "above his left eye"...I think that´s the brain. It could explain a few things.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ginadee, 7/16/2017 12:03:27 AM     (No. 11320444)

Ah #3, you took the words right off of my keyboard! Something is wrong with that man. Much more than a blood clot. More like ´I should retire soon.´

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 7/16/2017 12:51:17 AM     (No. 11320465)

It is a lie that the Federal Government must provide health care plans or coverage.

The Federal Government ought to be OUT of this game. Except for Medicaid, which was intended for the VERY poor, seriously and truly disabled (not just feelin´ sad), elderly poor. Medicare is too long established to be tossed out. But i believe that the free market could find a way to sustain and strengthen it and open it up to more competition.

The premise is faulty, therefore everything that follows is meaningless.

Give people choices, let the free market operate and there will be many choices and the market will weed out the bad; protect against fraud; flush regulations.

I trust the free market rather than the heavy hand of a central command and control system which crushes everything that spurs creativity and encourages, by rewards, growth.

One more thing: the section of the GOP bill regarding the opiod "crisis"... this should be a stand alone bill (although i think States should handle their own problems. The Feds need to enforce laws against, in particular, drug trafficking.

Why should opiod "crisis" legislation be a permanent part of a healthcare bill? It will NEVER go away, and will only cost billions, then trillion more over the years. We all have heard the stories about SSDI; and addicts who NEVER, EVER get off drugs or methadone.

Give a certain amount to States asking for help, but put it in the form of grants. Program successes will win a bonus or something. An incentive program. Save lives, save money!

They can pass this as a stand-alone bill.

This would remove an impediment to passing legislation to undo BOcare.

Repeal
Give the people liberty

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Reply 6 - Posted by: joew9, 7/16/2017 10:25:52 AM     (No. 11320673)

I guess they want to make sure it fails by waiting for him to vote against it.

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