Trump tells senators House health bill 'mean'

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The House bill, H.R. 1628, would cut Medicaid by $834 billion over 10 years, repeal $664 billion of Obamacare's tax increases on the wealthy and the health-care industry, and end requirements that individuals get health insurance and that most employers provide it. 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.

South Dakota's John Thune, the number-three Republican in the Senate, who attended the lunch meeting, told reporters that President Trump was open to suggestions that some federal "cost-sharing payments" to health insurers under the PPACA continue in the near term. Following the House vote, Trump hosted an event in the Rose Garden to celebrate its passage.

He does not care what's in the bill, he only cares if it makes him more popular. House Republicans were criticized for passing a bill before the CBO scored it.

Trump tweeted the morning of the lunch that "ObamaCare" "is in a death spiral".

But his allies see few upsides to opposing the Senate repeal bill even if it is imperfect - and argues voting "no" would be tough to sell to his conservative base, the Post reported.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders declined to comment, telling reporters aboard Air Force One Tuesday evening, "We don't comment on rumors or private conversations".

President Trump met with 15 senators at the White House on Tuesday to push them to finish the job, though he stopped short of asking for a specific deadline.

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Rather than hide their work because they know if it is faulty, Senate Republicans should spend their time improving the Affordable Care Act.

Paul asserted in an interview earlier in June that the Republican bill adopted by the House kept "90 percent" of Obamacare. he called on Republicans not to try and rescue the Obamacare marketplace by injecting more funds into the Senate bill. The other source said Trump used a vulgar phrase to describe the House bill and told the senators, "We need to be more generous".

Perhaps they should welcome his decision to urge Republicans to pass a health-care reform that will be more to the liking of both parties, and will ultimately benefit millions of Americans.

"Senate Republicans' attempts to pass Trumpcare in the dark of night, without any transparency is one of the most egregious examples of legislative malpractice in decades". "We can't afford to fail; we've got to get it done, and he's certainly fine with the Senate taking a different direction than what the House [did]".

"The message was that we need to get this done, it needs to be done right, but sooner is better than later", said Sen.

The sources told The Associated Press that the president did not say what aspects of the bill he was characterizing. Given the evidence that support for Obamacare had a negative effect on Democrats running in 2010, some warning signs should be flashing for congressional Republicans generally. A total of 20 House Republicans voted against the AHCA.

It's not clear how many Senate votes could be earned with additional money for opioid addiction treatment or if it would even be a part of the final legislation. Moderates Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski were on the list as well as conservatives Ted Cruz and Mike Lee.

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