Trump scrambles for GOP health votes; budget score looms

Olive Rios
June 26, 2017

That's more than enough to torpedo the measure developed in private by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

President Donald Trump confirmed Sunday he had called the House-approved health-care bill too "mean", and claimed former President Barack Obama stole that descriptor from him. Here's NBC News' story on the interview. "No way", Johnson told host Chuck Todd.

He said he has made his views clear to the party leadership and the White House.

"Loosen up regulations and mandates, so that Americans can choose to purchase insurance that suits their needs and that they can afford", he wrote. Ron Johnson says the U.S. Senate should not vote this week on a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act. "I think there's a bill that all 52 Republicans agree on if they keep narrowing the focus". It would provide tax credits, based on income, age and geography, which would make more money available to lower-income recipients to help them buy insurance. "We could well be in all night a couple of nights working through what will be an open amendment process and I think that at least is good". Dean Heller of Nevada, have said they oppose the bill in its current form.

He chided Democrats for their opposition to the Republican effort, saying, "Democrats slam GOP healthcare proposal as Obamacare premiums & deductibles increase by over 100%. I would look at this and I would say 'what kind of a system, '" Trump said. The problem is the headlines are being dishonest about Paul's full quote.

Johnson on Sunday said the Senate should not be voting on healthcare this coming week, noting the upper chamber doesn't have enough information yet.

"That was my term because I want to see-and I speak from the heart, that's what I want to see".

"I'm anxious for negotiations to commence and conclude so that we can do 12 separate appropriations bills", said Moran, chairman of the Military Construction-VA Appropriations Subcommittee. But if you offer me 90 percent repeal, I'd probably would vote it.

'And this has nothing to do with votes, forget about the votes, this has to do with picking a plan that everybody is going to like, I'd like to say love, but like.

It depends on what's in an 80 or 90% repeal.

For the past seven years, Republicans have worked to repeal Obamacare.

The bill was introduced by Thune with the backing of ranking Democrat Bill Nelson of Florida and Aviation Subcommittee leaders Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash. "It hands enormous tax cuts to the rich and to the drug and insurance industries, paid for by cutting health care for everybody else". The purposes of the fund aren't specifically defined... The program was underfunded and Congress prohibited the use of taxpayer dollars to fund it. "And it's certainly better for the state and the federal taxpayer".

Pye also has concerns about Medicaid's gradual elimination, suggesting it assumes the people who passed the defunding will still be in power.

Several Republican lawmakers are attending the Koch retreat at the five-star Broadmoor resort in Colorado Springs.

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