Trump tells senators House health bill 'mean'

Image Via CNN

Image Via CNN

Trump blasted Democrats as being obstructionists in the effort.

Trump's message, Hatch said, was "that we need to go forward".

Predictions in this political environment - and with Donald Trump in the White House - are a risky thing.

The same Senate Republicans who criticized Democrats for "ramming through" Obamacare-which the full Senate debated for 25 straight days in 2009 before passing it-are now hoping to vote on the American Health Care Act by the beginning of their summer recess on July 4. That bill - passed by the lower chamber early last month - would reduce spending on Medicaid by $880 billion over the next decade. More than 20 million people are expected to lose or drop their insurance as a result of the legislation, which has not yet been shared with the public. Thirteen male Republican senators have been meeting in private to draft a bill. Johnson nearly certainly must be one of the 50 votes required to pass a GOP health care bill in the Senate.

There are also more reports of a revolt taking place among conservative senators as the bill appears to tilt more towards the moderates. "In short, by their actions it seems our Republican colleagues are ashamed by this bill".

A Republican senator who wished to remain anonymous told Politico in an article titled: "Conservatives near revolt on Senate health care negotiations" that they believed the vote from both mentioned senators would be a "no".

"He talked about making sure that we have a bill that protects people with pre-existing conditions". House Republicans had sued to stop the subsidies and won.

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa listen at right as President Donald Trump speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, before having lunch with Republican Senators. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Susan Collins, R-Maine, to a measure that blocks funding to Planned Parenthood is among them. Joni Ernst, Tennessee Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., that the Senate panel hold a hearing and take testimony on a health care plan that the GOP is writing in secret.

- Republicans are taking a big political risk on health care.

"Our goal here is to move forward quickly", McConnell told reporters.

Asked if any differences were resolved in the meeting, which included centrists such as Sen.

Scotland boss proud of players after draw with England
Those failings are fresh in the mind of the man now charge, with former England defender Southgate outlining to his desire to become the world's best upon his permanent appointment as manager.

"He just mostly listened", Portman said.

The bill requires agencies to verify an applicant's Social Security number before the Treasury Department pays the tax credit to a health insurer.

President Donald Trump has promised that the Republicans' healthcare reform will be "generous" and "kind".

"That issue got raised and I think he's open to suggestions", Thune said of Trump. "And that may be adding additional money into it". Ron Johnson, Bob Corker, Bill Cassidy, Lindsey Graham and Jeff Flake all said they had not seen the healthcare bill. Republicans want to break that decadeslong trend, although they'd leave Medicare largely untouched for now. His legislative affairs team has been closely involved, but the President himself has been removed - by design, multiple aides on Capitol Hill said.

They're also excluding Democratic senators from the process as well.

One Republican aide said the message from Trump was that repealing Obamacare was a promise Republicans made to the American people - and now is the time to keep it.

Trump later railed against Obamacare in a four minute monologue from tarmac at Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, where he posed between two families he dubbed "Obamacare victims".

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".

"We aren't stupid", said a source.

Time is of the essence.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other leaders have reportedly been crafting the bill with a small group of GOP senators.

Latest News