Tuesday, 19 June, 2018

Trump tells senators House health bill 'mean'

Trump tells senators House health bill 'mean' Trump tells senators House health bill 'mean'
Francis Olson | 14 June, 2017, 03:53

"If we're going to overhaul this program, which we need to by virtue of Obamacare, we can at least put it on a sustainable path".

The same Senate Republicans who criticized Democrats for "ramming through" Obamacare-which the full Senate debated for 25 straight days in 2009 before passing it-are now hoping to vote on the American Health Care Act by the beginning of their summer recess on July 4.

Republicans of all stripes are finding it increasingly hard to buck President Trump and the Senate GOP leadership, who are determined to pass repeal and replacement legislation this summer to finally make good on long-standing campaign promises. It was on hold while lawmakers waited on the Congressional Budget Office scoring of the bill to make sure their calculations on how the legislation would impact the deficit were accurate.

Still, no matter what the Republican-controlled Congress writes up to replace it - even if it's "the greatest health bill or tax cut ever in our country's history" - Trump lamented that not one Democratic legislator would vote for it. His legislative affairs team has been closely involved, but the President himself has been removed - by design, multiple aides on Capitol Hill said. Considering the bill could potentially leave millions of Americans suddenly without health insurance, this is an extremely morally dubious move by the GOP. With Trump are from left, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas. While they can spend more money on certain areas, they still have to hit the $133 billion marker to comply with Senate rules.

"I think it's possible, I think it's actually reasonably likely that we'll see a bill next week".

Although Republicans later backed down, just two hours before McConnell spoke they had tried to bar reporters from asking questions in public hallways outside of hearing rooms. "We continue to tolerate a system that allows for overdose deaths, and I simply won't allow it", Price said.

Whether that legislation includes language defunding Planned Parenthood might depend on whether McConnell needs the vote of Republican Sens. Mike Lee. Additionally, Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, Sen.

Vice President Mike Pence, who has worked with Senate Republicans for weeks on health care, will also join the lunch.

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After seven years attacking former President Barack Obama's health care law, Republicans are finally in control of the entire government and say they have to deliver now.

After his lunch, Trump will travel to Milwaukee, where he will meet with so-called Obamacare victims, speak about health care and address a fundraiser for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. "Let's get this done now because circumstances are only going to get tougher".

Trump stepped up pressure for the repeal with a tweet Tuesday morning declaring that the Affordable Care Act, nicknamed Obamacare, "is in a death spiral". Trump met earlier this month with families adversely impacted by growing Obamacare premiums in Ohio.

In a May 23 letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, advocacy association America's Health Insurance Plans said, "While the AHCA takes some positive steps toward affordable access to high-quality coverage options, time is swiftly running out for the certainty needed for 2018".

"We're keeping our promise to the American people", Trump said Tuesday.

A GOP aide told Axios that not releasing the text of the bill is because "we aren't stupid".

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) was surprised to hear reporters ask him about legislative text of the health care bill, which two Senate aides told IJR was almost complete as a rough draft Monday night.

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