Trump tells senators House health bill 'mean'

Jerome Frank
Июня 16, 2017

According to Politico, the commander in chief also said the Republicans "risk getting savaged in the 2018 midterms" if they fail to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

"It was a GREAT day for the United States of America!"

One source said Trump called the House bill "mean, mean, mean" and said, "We need to be more generous, more kind". (This was compounded by broad public outcry against the bill.) It was tabled for a while, until two amendments were crafted to make the bill palatable to enough Republicans to hit a majority in the House.

House Republicans "have done (their) job", Trump said in OH, and "now it is the Senate's turn to act, and again, I hope they are going to act in a very positive manner".

"There was a robust discussion involving the Senate's current work to rescue the American people from the failures of Obamacare", said Hatch spokesman Matt Whitlock.

"He wasn't prescribing deadlines, because I think he recognized what happened in the House wasn't good, and he wants to make sure that we have a process that proceeds in an orderly way", said Sen.

Ted Cruz and a dozen other GOP senators over lunch on Tuesday that he expects a "fantastic" bill to replace Obamacare on his desk "as soon as possible".

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Murray noted the sharp contrast with 2010, when a Democratic-run Congress passed the Affordable Care Act. So the president now wants the Senate to pass a less "mean" bill so that the Republican plan will "be received well" and maybe his approval rating will reach 40%. Another said Trump used a vulgar phrase to describe the House bill and told the senators, "We need to be more generous".

"Senate Republicans' attempts to pass Trumpcare in the dark of night, without any transparency is one of the most egregious examples of legislative malpractice in decades".

Despite the challenges, Vice President Mike Pence assured officials at the Department of Health and Human Services during a speech Tuesday that the Trump administration is committed to an ACA repeal.

"I hope that we can stay on schedule to have floor action before the Fourth of July break", Thune said.

The House version of the AHCA, which narrowly passed by a vote of 217-213, withdrew federal funds from Planned Parenthood.

"There are third rails that they can touch in the bill", David McIntosh, president of the Club for Growth, said. It is expected that the bill will be ready for a vote before the upcoming August recess, The New York Times reports. The Senate is aso looking at slowing down the rollback of Obamacare's Medicaid expansion by several years. Please call and visit our Senators and the Representative of half of Montclair, Rodney Frelinghuysen, who supported these cuts in the House bill.

It's not clear how many Senate votes could be earned with additional money for opioid addiction treatment or if it would even be a part of the final legislation. I have my doubts because the Republicans in Washington appear to be more interested in going along with the insurance lobby than providing quality health care that will not penalize a person based on age or pre-existing conditions. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Susan Collins, R-Maine, to a measure that blocks funding to Planned Parenthood is among them.

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