Parade Of GOPers Wobbly On O'Care Bill Roll Through McConnell's Office

by Dominic Parks June 29, 2017, 15:35
Parade Of GOPers Wobbly On O'Care Bill Roll Through McConnell's Office

Following Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's decision to delay the Senate's vote on the new health care bill, President Trump responded, according to the Associated Press, saying he won't like it if the vote fails, "and that's OK".

Senate Republicans on Tuesday delayed their plan to vote on the bill this week amid mounting opposition from the party's moderate and conservative wings. He promised to revisit the legislation after the recess.

The House of Representatives last month passed its own version of a healthcare bill, but the Senate bill has been criticized from both the left and the right.

The CBO also said the GOP plan would save $188 billion (which would normally go for Americans' health care), and so McConnell is trying to use those billions to entice hold-out senators to support the GOP bill, notes POLITICO.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie yesterday said he's "not ready to declare a crisis yet", over the divisive bill.

GOP defections increased after Congress' budget referee said Monday the measure would leave 22 million more people uninsured by 2026 than Obama's 2010 statute.

"You remember how the Republicans have been promising to repeal and replace Obamacare for seven years now?" opened "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert Tuesday.

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After the bill was made publicly available Thursday, Gardner told reporters, "We need to learn more and get the information and numbers behind it.That's not a no". And remember; there's only 52 Republican senators, and he can only lose two of them and still pass this bill.

GOP senators planned to travel to the White House later Tuesday to meet with Trump.

MITCH MCCONNELL: We will not be on the bill this week, but we're still working toward getting at least 50 people in a comfortable place.

A damning new report from the Congressional Budget Office isn't helping matters either. But losing her support makes it easier for other Republicans to walk away from a bill that's likely to be politically devastating. The White House did not elaborate on what Trump meant. They joined several conservatives and a couple moderates who also oppose the bill or have qualms. The Senate returns to work on July 10, the House on July 11.

Lee said he opposed what he called the bill's first draft because it "included hundreds of billions of dollars in tax cuts for the affluent, bailouts for insurance companies and subsidies for lower-income Americans", but nothing for the middle class.

Portman and Capito cited the bill's Medicaid cutbacks and how that would hurt efforts to combat the opioid epidemic that has taken a heavy toll in their states. It has big tax cuts for the wealthy, much less assistance for low-income and working-class people to buy health care. Remember how Obamacare set up health care exchanges in some states, including CT to help people get insurance.


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