President and Senators regroup to find new healthcare strategy

Trump to senators: Cancel holiday until Obamacare repealed

Trump to senators: Cancel holiday until Obamacare repealed

Twenty-two million more people would become uninsured over the next decade under the Senate Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on Thursday morning.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday evening announced that next week the upper chamber will vote on a clean Obamacare repeal measure. "It is exclusively up to the 52 Republican senators!" Senator Lamar Alexander chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee also said that he doubted if there would be 40 votes in favour of only repeal and no replacement.

Republicans can't afford to lose more than two GOP votes in order to pass the bill. "People are hurting and frankly inaction is not an option", Mr Trump told the senators.

NBC writes that republican senators lunched at the White House today with President Trump, who urged them to keep working on a solution. But they're willing to say let's take that away and not provide any medical coverage and let's see what happens.

In some important ways, this new bill repeals less of Obamacare than the legislation that passed the House and was under consideration in the Senate until this week.

President Donald Trump says Republican senators shouldn't leave town before passing a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act-his third change of opinion this week about which healthcare overhaul strategy to pursue. The CBO projected that 15 million more Americans would be uninsured in 2018 compared with current law, largely because the bill would repeal the ACA's tax penalties for individuals to buy insurance and larger employers to offer it.

When asked by reporters Wednesday night if she would vote on the motion to proceed to debate on the legislation, Sen.

Although the bill would decrease federal budget deficits and increase funding for substance abuse and mental health, it would repeal taxes on a variety of wealthy individuals and health care businesses, and the estimates on how it wold reduce the deficit doesn't include the cost of a replacement.

Congressional Republicans' quest to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, just can't seem to get across the finish line. For seven years, you had an easy route, we'll repeal, we'll replace, and he's never going to sign it. That bill was met with opposition from several Republicans, and leadership went back and revised the proposal. "That's what's wrong with their idea of letting it fail", Bush said.

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