Trump tells senators House health bill 'mean'

Trump's health care message to senators Get it done

Moderates, including Capito, have held great sway in the discussions as Senate leaders worked to secure the 50 votes necessary to pass a health-care bill.

U.S. President Donald Trump attends a lunch meeting with members of Congress at the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 13, 2017. "If they were proud of the bill, they would say, 'Let's debate it.' They're ashamed of the bill".

"Just to check the box for political reasons, I don't think Sen". Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana. "And so I would like to see language". Moderate GOP senators have been pushing to ease those efforts. Capito told reporters Tuesday that the opioid fund is among her top priorities. "You're free to ask anybody anything".

At the White House ceremony celebrating House passage of the GOP health care bill, Trump and Ryan praised the legislation as the fulfillment of campaign promises that Trump and GOP congressional candidates had long made to repeal Obama's statute. "I think we've got a little ways to go", he said. Another said Trump used a vulgar phrase to describe the House bill and told the senators, "We need to be more generous".

Hatch said, "We're not going to ignore anything".

That new bill is being crafted in private by the Senate's Republicans. It was done behind closed doors, Republicans said. With reports that the Senate wants to fast-track a vote before Independence Day, no one in the American public knows what may be on the table. This time, neither chamber has held even one hearing. Now, facing a deadline if they want to finish the legislation this summer, the Trump administration is looking to step up pressure on GOP senators. But at least have the decency, honor, a little bit of courage.

Although the bill gave Mr Trump his first legislative win, it was criticised by both Democrats and Senate Republicans.

Trump had not publicly criticized the House bill previously.

Republicans now face a do-or-die moment to pass a bill.

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But other GOP lawmakers are publicly venting their frustrations.

House Republicans failed to pass the bill in March after internal disagreements and it came to a vote in May after multiple amendments. Lamar Alexander, Colorado Sen.

"I have none planned, Senator Murray", Alexander replied. He called the committee "a group of grown-up adults who are able to do more than one thing at a time". To those in the Senate, can you tell us what will happen to our insurance premiums, and our parents'? President Donald Trump supports the bill, with the Whit. Last Tuesday, Anthem announced it would pull out of the Obamacare marketplace in OH, potentially leaving individual insurance-buyers in about a fifth of the state's counties without Affordable Care Act coverage to purchase.

Many Republicans say the closed-door negotiating process is necessary to find the right balance to get the needed votes.

The CBO's evaluation of the House bill after it was passed proved controversial because it showed it would leave millions of Americans without health insurance. "But we're working hard to get there". John Hoeven, a North Dakota Republican taking part in the negotiations.

Nevertheless, Republicans beat Democrats over the head with all kinds of distortions ("We were railroaded!") and fibs ("Death panels!") about Obamacare.

On Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) said he agreed with Trump's comments on healthcare during an interview on MSNBC. "But it's the way we're having to do it".

"But we have an unbelievable group of people standing behind me", the president added. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin.

If Republicans are intent on doubling down on the Democrats' mistakes, how do they expect the product to be any better? Lisa Murkowski and Maine Sen.


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