Trump tells senators House health bill 'mean'

  • Trump tells senators House health bill 'mean'

Trump tells senators House health bill 'mean'

If you can somehow overlook the political aspects of this issue, it's easy to say that killing Medicaid would save USA taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars a year, but it would be money state taxpayers would have to pony up if states decide to maintain some sort of health-care-coverage safety net for the poor. Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana. "And so I would like to see language".

Although the bill gave Mr Trump his first legislative win, it was criticised by both Democrats and Senate Republicans. Until that point, though we (and many of our elected leaders) are in the dark.

"Nobody's hiding the ball here", McConnell told reporters Tuesday.

As Trump hosted GOP leaders at the White House on Tuesday, the Senate continued working on its version of the bill. Afterward, third-ranking Republican John Thune of South Dakota said the president "wants us to get moving on it" and urged the GOP senators to work through their differences. The other source said Trump used a vulgar phrase to describe the House bill and told the senators, "We need to be more generous". "Pretty obviously (he's) not a details guy", said a Republican aide.

Drawing the most heated disapproval was House GOP leaders' decision to vote on their Obamacare repeal bill before the Congressional Budget Office could score the final version.

Postscript: It's a safe bet that Democratic campaign operatives and their allies will put yesterday's developments to good use in the 2018 midterms. 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. But do you know that almost two thirds of Medicaid spending is for older and disabled adults, especially in nursing care? But at least have the decency, honor, a little bit of courage.

That would be an easier message to deliver than this one: We just passed another nasty healthcare bill that most Americans hate. Republicans hope to pass their bill this summer before they leave for the August recess. Will the Senate bill likewise move this program to the states?

Johnson has made the case that Republicans should not rush efforts to roll back President Barack Obama's health care law. That would bypass the usual 60-vote threshold and keep Democrats from blocking the measure.

The meeting came as Senate Republicans were struggling to build support for their health-care rewrite among conservatives who are concerned that the legislation is drifting too far to the left.

"The message was that we need to get this done, it needs to be done right, but sooner is better than later", said Sen.

It was generally assumed that the bill didn't have much of a chance in the Senate.

The fight seeped into what was billed as bipartisan exercise - a hearing before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on how to slash prescription drug prices.

"I have none planned", Alexander said.

Remember the GOP complaints about the way the Affordable Care Act came into being? "Many of you are here because you pledged to cast this vote". The president's maladministration could include lax enforcement of the individual mandate to purchase health insurance, inadequate efforts to enroll more people in coverage and other gratuitous subversions of the finely tuned system Obamacare sought to create. "Generous, kind, and with heart". It would be the subject of hearings and town hall meetings, where constituents could ask questions and share their concerns with the people they elected.

On Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) said he agreed with Trump's comments on healthcare during an interview on MSNBC. Not that either. Anthem explained clearly what is responsible for its retreat: Republican sabotage of the health-care system. "But it's the way we're having to do it".

"They are coming up with the legislation behind closed doors without holding hearings, without consulting lawmakers who disagree with them and without engaging in any meaningful public debate", the editorial board wrote. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin. Moderates Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski were on the list as well as conservatives Ted Cruz and Mike Lee.