Trump tries to pressure Senate Republicans on health care
- Author: Arturo Norris May 09, 2017,
May 09, 2017, 3:40
As Mr Trump stood flanked by his party's congressmen in the White House Rose Garden, Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the House, was across town warning Republicans they would end up ruing their votes. The ad will air during MSNBC's "Morning Joe", Fox News' "Fox and Friends", and locally in Wisconsin's 1st District, home to the speaker.
But so far the White House's enthusiasm has only been met with indifference among Senate Republicans, who have formed a 13-member group set to go about their own way in replacing Obamacare.
"Republican senators will not let the American people down!"
The House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill fundamentally altering former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.
Also, say goodbye to numerous government subsidies that help people obtain coverage on the insurance market. They especially don't like that it would leave millions uninsured, or that it could cause premiums to spike for people with pre-existing conditions.
Republicans have a 52-48 majority in the Senate, and several Senators have said they would not support the bill in its current form.
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As of now, because the GOP pushed to vote before a new CBO score was released, it is unclear how much the new health care legislation would cost or how many people might lose their coverage.
The Senate may be more moderate and more cautious on health care reform, but Republicans in the upper chamber will also be looking for reasons to vote aye. "It is clear that Obamacare has been a disaster for our health care system and Kentucky, and I was proud to stand with President Trump in supporting this bill today".
In the wake of passage of the House health care bill, Americans are expressing fear that people already sick won't be able to get affordable insurance. The key of having a continuous coverage provision is to make sure that people stay covered and they move from one plan to the next if they want to.
Almost every major medical group, including the American Medical Association and the American Hospital Association, and the AARP advocacy group for older Americans, strongly opposed the Bill.
"If the coverage [offered under the bill] is unaffordable, that doesn't do any good for a child who has juvenile diabetes", she said. Ryan said the House vote was one part of a "multistage process".