GOP Senator Says It's 'Hard' To Imagine Obamacare Repeal Passing This Week
- Author: Larry Hoffman Jun 26, 2017,
Jun 26, 2017, 6:23
As as Congress wrangles over implementing a new health care law, Republican and Democratic senators have not agreed on much, but there was one area where two lawmakers on opposite sides of the aisle found common ground on the issue on Sunday.
Johnson then goes on to say the real problem with Obamacare is that it forces insurers to cover people with preexisting conditions and he trots out the party line that the AHCA cuts to Medicaid aren't actually cuts, so you know, don't go falling in love with the guy. "I want to see a bill with heart", he added.
Appearing on CNN's State of the Union, Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich noted that he is against the bill in its current form, joining with the more moderate GOP voices who feel the legislation would leave too many vulnerable people without health care coverage.
Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky has pushed for a vote before the July 4th Independence Day holiday recess that begins at the end of this week. "It's so easy. But we won't get one Democrat vote, not one". The state eventually expanded health care services for the uninsured and poor when Gov.
He tells NBC's "Meet the Press" that he has "a hard time" believing that his constituents or even he "will have enough time to properly evaluate" the measure.
He said he has made his views clear to the party leadership and the White House.
President Donald Trump is bemoaning what he calls "the level of hostility" that he says has stymied bipartisanship in Washington.
"I want to wait to see the CBO analysis, but I have very serious concerns about the bill", Collins replied. In a tweet last week after Georgia's special House election, Trump also criticized House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer. And the president called Massachusetts Sen.
But Republicans only hold a 52-48 majority in the Senate, with all Democrats expected to vote against the Republican proposal. He recalled the tangled legislative process under Obamacare, pointing to the "Cornhusker kickback" as proof that it took a lot of work for Democrats to get enough votes to pass the Affordable Care Act.
Schumer described the GOP proposal as "devastating" to the middle class and "that's what's making it so hard for them to pass it".