In a statement last week, Moran said that he was still reviewing the bill and wanted to see the CBO score before announcing his position.
The Congressional Budget Office on Monday predicted that 22 million people will lose coverage if the Senate bill becomes law. It lets him say he did everything he could to pass the repeal his Republican base wants.
Rob Portman, R-Ohio, pauses for a reporter's question as he arrives at a closed-door GOP strategy session on the Republican health care overhaul with Vice President Mike Pence, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and others, at the Capitol in Washington.
He disagreed when asked about the views of some that taking longer to seek an agreement will make it harder to eventually pass a bill. How does cutting federal spending on health care by $1 trillion and cutting taxes on the wealthy by $700 billion bring more and better care?
A major development today in the senate vote on healthcare.
One moderate who has criticized the measure's Medicaid cuts, Sen.
McConnell, however, said he did not believe Senate Democrats would take part in those those conversations. Capito and another moderate, Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Maine Sen.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the announcement following the weekly GOP policy luncheon.
If McConnell manages to get the bill through the Senate, it will be sent back to the House where it will likely face another set of challenges.
The Senate plan would end the tax penalty the law imposes on people who do not buy insurance, in effect erasing Mr Obama's so-called individual mandate, and on larger businesses that do not offer coverage to workers. It revokes in 2020 the requirement that providers cover essential health benefits, one of which is substance abuse services.
Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nevada, said Friday he was concerned about the bill's deep cuts to Medicaid and to subsidies for individual insurance coverage.
According to the CBO report, the Senate bill would result in 49 million people lacking health coverage by 2026 - 22 million more than would have been uninsured under Obamacare. "The idea is to give people more choice, to have competition in the market". It said that similar to the House bill, average premiums around the country would be higher over the next two years - including about 20 percent higher in 2018 than under Obama's statute - but lower beginning in 2020.
The Senate is scheduled to recess all next week for the Independence Day holiday.
That is because standard policies would be skimpier than now offered under Mr Obama's law, covering a smaller share of expected medical costs.
The ideological differences between conservatives and moderates were so stark that it was clear leadership did not even have the 50 votes in the 100-member chamber needed to simply begin debate on the bill.
"Leaders in Congress should use this disturbing analysis to drop this backroom deal, and instead sit down with folks in both parties and hammer out solutions to fix the problems in the current health care law".