Trump reportedly tells GOP senators that the House healthcare bill is 'mean'

  • Trump reportedly tells GOP senators that the House healthcare bill is 'mean'

Trump reportedly tells GOP senators that the House healthcare bill is 'mean'

The positive comments about the Senate plan tracks with Trump telling reporters during the meeting that the Senate should spend more on the bill to make it "generous, kind (and) with heart". BuzzFeed's article said Trump used the phrase "son of a bitch" to describe the pending legislation. Such a failure would not get him a party on the White House lawn, but he and his colleagues could head home to their summer recess and tell constituents that, gosh darn it, they would have killed Obamacare if those pesky Democrats had not obstructed them.

Prominent conservative groups such as FreedomWorks, Americans for Prosperity, and Club for Growth played a significant role in the revolt against the initial version of the House's American Health Care Act (AHCA), which many conservatives chided as Obamacare-Lite and Ryancare. But very importantly, it's a great plan. He also gets that too much generosity in the Senate revision of the healthcare bill will drive away the hard-liners in his caucus and he will not have the votes to get it passed.

A recurring line of opposition was that it doesn't fully cover Americans with pre-existing conditions. "His attempt to distance himself from this bad bill is very transparent", said Robin Chappelle Golston, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts.

Next, the Senate will come up with their version of the same bill.

The alliance becomes more crucial as Senate leaders struggle to build conservative support for an emerging bill that has yet to win over hard-right Sens.

Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee, both R-Utah, have key roles in rewriting the contentious law - Hatch as Senate Finance Committee chairman and Lee as a member of Senate Republicans' working group on health care. The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that the House bill will result in 23 million more people being uninsured by 2026. Its original goal was to help low-income Americans survive when the USA economy goes through one of its periodic dips.

[A] ides and associates said he has not liked the news coverage and has shown little interest in what is in the bill - but wants it to be received well.

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.

Americans deeply disapprove of the AHCA. Just 17 percent of Americans approve it.

The White House pressured the House to vote quickly on its healthcare bill in the spring, creating a tense process that Thune said Senate Republicans were looking to avoid. "How do we do it?'" McCaskill went on to say that she has "no idea of what's being proposed".

The President will likely accept whatever they come up with - "Pretty obviously (he's) not a details guy", one Republican aide said - but will eventually be called on to help rally support for the final product. The major taxes include a tax on insurance companies, a medical device tax, a tax on investment income and an income tax on couples making more than $250,000 per year.