Health bill is in doubt as some GOP senators withhold support

epa06053279 US President Donald J. Trump (C) delivers remarks beside Republican Senator from Maine Susan Collins (L) and Republican Senator from Alaska Lisa Murkowski (R) during a meeting with Senate Republicans to discuss healthcare legislation, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 27 June 2017. Senate Majority Leader Republican Mitch McConnell has postponed voting on the Republican-crafted healthcare bill to replace the Affordable Care Act as the bill lacks enough support to pass. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Republicans were forced to regroup after several GOP senators said they did not support the bill, and during a meeting President Trump said a defeat could be “OK.”

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 27: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (L) and Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) (R) come out from the West Wing of the White House to speak to members of the media June 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump invited all GOP Senate members to the White House to discuss the healthcare bill. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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US Energy Secretary Rick Perry speaks at the press briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, on June 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMMNICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

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epa06052417 Google Shopping logos on a phone as European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager (R) speaks during a press conference on an Antitrust case against Google Shopping in Brussels, Belgium, 27 June 2017. The European Commission said it would fine Google with 2.4 billion euros for abusing its dominance as a search engine. EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET

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Storm clouds roll over Fenway Park, prior to heavy rain and lightning, prior to baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins in Boston, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. The start of the game was delayed due to weather. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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