Trump tells senators House health bill 'mean'

Trump tells senators House health bill 'mean'

Trump tells senators House health bill 'mean'

Facing a do-or-die moment to pass health care reform through the Senate, President Donald Trump will have lunch with 13 consequential Republican senators on Tuesday to push repealing Obamacare, according to a White House official.

"I can promise you this president is fighting every single day to rescue the American people from this policy, to repeal and replace Obamacare, and give the American people access to the world-class healthcare that every American deserves", Pence said.

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office projected that under the House plan, 23 million more Americans would be uninsured over a decade.

Facing expected unanimous Democratic opposition, Republicans will be unable to pass a Senate bill if just three of the 52 GOP senators vote "no".

Republican Senators are now battling through negotiations on their own health plan, which is expected to be significantly different than the House's American Health Care Act (AHCA).

"There are third rails that they can touch in the bill", David McIntosh, president of the Club for Growth, said. That story details the strategic decision made by the Republicans writing the bill to keep its details out of public sight for fear of Democrats - and the media - picking it apart before it even makes it to the Senate floor.

That leaves Trump and Senate Republicans with little flexibility on spending.

The comments would be in keeping with Trump's contradictory approach to the health care file.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who built his reputation as a firebrand by taking on the GOP leadership, might have to become its ally to deliver a long-promised GOP healthcare bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. "We're going to have to really look very carefully". The two chambers may have to agree on a compromise bill for the president to sign.

Senate Republican leaders say text will be available to everyone later and that they've given every GOP senator ample opportunity to weigh in at caucus meetings that continue Tuesday.

While much of the country is focused on Trump's exploding collusion scandal, the GOP is inching ever closer to passing the House's calamitous health care legislation.

The Senate has worked for almost a month now on its Obamacare replacement bill, which is expected to include some features of the House's American Health Care Act but differs in other aspects, like Medicaid expansion funding and Obamacare taxes. "We've got huge problems", said Ms. Capito, whose been outspoken about the prescription painkiller and heroin problem that is devastating the USA, particularly in swaths of Appalachia and New England. However, Trump reportedly told the senators who attended the meeting not to rush their draft of the bill. The apparent goal is to get the legislation scored - a Senate requirement - and hold a vote before the bill or its effects are widely digested by the public.

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