Five Senate Democrats have asked President Donald Trump to repeal the Affordable Care Act before the end of the year.
But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Vice President Mike Pence are holding firm.
“This is not an opportunity to do a one-size-fits-all repeal of the Affordable Act,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told reporters on Thursday.
Democrats have been asking for an extension of the ACA’s subsidies for people buying coverage on their own for months.
But Republicans have balked at any extension, and they have been trying to push legislation through the Senate that would repeal the law entirely.
Democrats, however, have not had enough support to bring up legislation that would extend the ACA subsidies and get rid of the individual mandate.
Republicans want to repeal and replace the law by repealing the mandate, which requires most people to purchase health insurance or pay a penalty, but not both.
McConnell and Pence are pushing a bill that would allow people to buy their own insurance if they are between 26 and 64 years old.
Democrats are also pushing legislation to ensure people are insured and prevent insurers from charging higher premiums to those who do not meet insurance standards.
The House passed their version of their healthcare bill on Thursday, but Republicans have blocked it from being sent to the Senate.