After joking about the obvious reason McConnell canceled the vote, he said that Republicans "ran for the exits" when they heard that 22 million Americans would be negatively impacted by the bill.
"That's a big number," Colbert said. "Now, to put that number into perspective, if you laid 22 million people end to end, it would reach Canada, where they could get health care -- just from their Prime Minister. His smile heals."
The plan would also cut roughly $800 billion from Medicaid, which Colbert explained covers "almost half of all births, almost two-thirds of people in nursing homes" and "almost 40 percent of all children."
"In other words, all the kids named Madison," Colbert joked.