Trump seeks support for controversial GOP health care bill

Olive Rios
June 26, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, has a challenging road ahead as he faces trying to bridge the divide between conservatives who want a more robust repeal of Obamacare and moderates who are wary about phasing out Obamacare's Medicaid expansion. Danielson said jokes aside, passing this bill would mean taking away important services from them.

Speaking at a press conference in his home state Friday, Heller was the first Republican senator to come out swinging against the Better Care Reconciliation Act, while at least seven others have expressed reservations but indicated they're open to negotiations. "It's so easy, but we won't get one Democrat vote. if it was the greatest bill ever proposed in mankind, we wouldn't get a vote and that's a bad thing. their theme is resist".

McConnell may be pushing for speedy passage because that disunity is only getting worse.

But Urtz is concerned that the Senate bill would allow states to seek waivers letting insurers impose limits on how much coverage a person can get.

Amid the scrum, there are signs Republican opposition is only growing. She said there's still a need for some sort of rule created to push healthy people to buy insurance, to replace Obamacare's individual mandate -which would be eliminated under the Senate proposal. But not all Republicans fully support this legislation.

"In this form I will not support it", he said.

One of the Republican senators who's opposing his party's health-care bill as written says the Senate shouldn't vote on the plan this week. Referring to Republican senators opposed to the bill, he said: "They want to get some points, I think they'll get some points".

Paul, who previously worked as an ophthalmologist, said GOP leaders were "promising too much" by stating the bill would drive down premiums.

The former presidential candidate doubled down on his claims from last week that "thousands of people will die" if the Senate bill passes, a line that drew ire from the office Republican Sen.

We have a few perspectives on this bill today, starting with Steve Jennings.

McConnell said in an interview with Reuters last month that he told Trump early on in the process that he did not need his help but that there may be a role for him later. A White House official said the Trump has pushed his team to stay involved and plans to flex his negotiating muscle, the official said.

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