GOP senator warns against rushed vote on health care bill

A spokesman for Schumer, Matt House, confirmed that Democrats are not giving up on their push for Republicans to abandon the "repeal" component. It's an unsurprising bit of hypocrisy from Republican leadership, who long criticized the President Obama's Affordable Care Act for being created behind closed doors.

AARP also has expressed worries that the House health care bill will cut Medicaid funding, which provides support for the disabled and elderly, as well as the poor. Moderate GOP senators have been pushing to ease those efforts. And Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has arranged for it to go straight to the floor of the Senate, where it would need only 50 votes (plus the vice president) to pass, pushing through a major reform of one-sixth of the US economy without the opposition party or the public knowing anything about its contents.

President Donald Trump is meeting congressional leaders on Tuesday to push for efforts to overhaul the U.S. healthcare and tax systems, as investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election campaign weigh on his administration. They spoke on condition of anonymity to reveal a closed-door conversation.

"The House bill is just unacceptable to me, " said Governor John Kasich of OH, a Republican.

A Republican House member told Swan that Trump's reversal on a bill he helped sell was shocking, saying, "for him to turn around and do this, it's stunning".

Two other congressional GOP officials confirmed that the general descriptions of Trump's words were accurate.

They voted on a slap-dash bill even before the Congressional Budget Office had a chance to score it.

Senators, however, have yet to reveal what changes they'll make to the American Health Care Act, which passed the House last month. The Senate bill must save $133 billion under a procedural rule in order to pass with a simple majority. Tim Scott (R-S.C.).


President Donald Trump's labeling of a House-passed health care bill as "mean" is aggravating some of the conservatives he pressed to back it, even as Senate attempts to reshape the measure increasingly threaten to spill into July.

In the summer of 2009, when Democratic members of Congress were defending their effort to remake the nation's health care system, they were taunted by crowds chanting, "Read the bill, read the bill". "Many of you are here because you pledged to cast this vote".

Asked to comment on Trump's remarks about the House measure, Ryan spokeswoman AshLee Strong said, "Congressional Republicans, with President Trump's support, are working to repeal and replace this awful Obamacare law that is harming Americans".

"It was the worst piece of legislation, frankly, against working class people that I can remember in my political life in the Congress. Throwing 23 million people off of health insurance is beyond belief", said Sanders.

MacArthur's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Trump's description of the bill MacArthur helped resuscitate.

Paul has been less vocal about his opposition than he was when the bill was moving through the House.

"What I know about the president's concerns are that he wants the American people to have access to the highest quality care", Price said Thursday.

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