Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) meets with reporters after he and other Senate Republicans met with President Trump at the White House, on Tuesday.
Republicans owe their congressional majority to a simple promise: Repeal and replace Obamacare.
Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon-a democrat-told us that like many senators, he plans to hold health care town halls during the 4th of July holiday recess.
Price also defended Trump's commitment to passing a new health care law despite his latest spate of attacks on the news media, especially MSNBC "Morning Joe" host's Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough. My theory is that those folks didn't actually know what Obamacare was when the GOP promised to repeal it.
He also said: "CBO credibility should be certainly ... be questioned at this point". There is, but it's one over the fundamental responsibility of government to enable (almost) everyone to have some sort of health coverage, be it private insurance, public insurance or some mix of the two. The Senate is split 52 Republicans to 48 Democrats.
While it is unclear what specifically prompted Trump's tweet, an aide to Sasse said that the senator had discussed the idea of a straight repeal privately with White House officials in recent days.
Senate Republican leaders are re-writing parts of the health care bill to gain more support.
House and Senate leaders long ago abandoned initial thoughts of first erasing Obama's law, and then replacing it. In an interview in November with CBS' "60 Minutes", he said that a repeal and replace effort would be done "simultaneously".
While critics on the left howl that the Senate bill unfairly moves away Medicaid resources while working in upper-end tax relief, some conservatives and libertarians have derided the arrangement as "Obamacare lite" - or even "Obamacare plus". "We are focused on doing that".
President Donald Trump isn't helping McConnell's cause.
He added: "It's not easy making America great again, is it?" Now that they have their chance to replace Obamacare, we see what the GOP really stands for.
The comment seemingly contradicted what Mr. Trump previously said. Ted Cruz (R, Texas) had sticker shock at how much the bill maintained the basic structure of the Affordable Care Act.
"If you wish to chant and stop others from being able to speak or be heard, that is not civil", Cassidy retorted. Tippy the turtle will use the ensuing gap and attempt to bribe GOP holdouts with money for pet projects in the hope of gaining enough votes to pass his abhorrent bill. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., is visiting at least two rural hospitals over the break to underscore the impact of its proposed funding cuts. But it's a distinction that makes sense anyway. And the fact that, if passed, this bill will reroute billions of dollars from health care coverage and into the pockets of billionaires makes it clear where the primary concerns of our elected representatives lie. Once they found out Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act were the same thing and a repeal could cost they and their loved ones their health care, they decided Obamacare wasn't that bad.