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Trump Threatens to End Insurance Payments if No Healthcare Bill

31 Juillet 2017

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) - who delivered the key vote that stopped the "skinny" bill - has told colleagues he will not be coming back soon to Capitol Hill, as he is treated for brain cancer.

New Hampshire's Democratic congressional delegation and the governor called on both parties to fix the Affordable Care Act, after the dramatic rejection early Friday of a Republican proposal. "But you can't have everything", he added, seemingly shrugging off one of his biggest legislative setbacks.

"From the beginning, I have believed that Obamacare should be repealed and replaced with a solution that increases competition, lowers costs, and improves care for the American people". But a president who once mocked McCain's years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam did not have much sway with the senator when it counted. While I am grateful that the Senate's ill-advised bill did not pass last night, we can not forget that efforts to sabotage the ACA, repeal the protections of the ACA, and dismantle Medicaid and Medicare have not yet been defeated. However, neither Trump nor some Republican senators appear to be ready to throw in the towel. "It is killing the R Party".

Schumer was optimistic about the possibility of a bipartisan health care bill in the near future.

Earlier in the week, Republican defections sank GOP efforts to scrap the 2010 law.

The failure was a stinging blow to President Trump, who campaigned on a promise to repeal the legislation that has seen millions of previously uninsured Americans get coverage. Friday's "skinny repeal" bill could have done it with only 50, for example.

The bill was deeply unpopular, but GOP leaders worked to assure members it would never become law.

"What Trump's trying to do is say, 'Listen, if you think I'm going to accept whatever Democrats want, the answer is no, '" he said.

By Friday morning, however, Trump shifted away from criticizing the vote, and turned his attention to the process.

In 2016, they took the White House. We will then, through Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and further legislation, strengthen the private markets for health insurance to drive down costs and make affordable insurance available for all. Graham said in a statement that Trump had been "optimistic" about the trio's plan.

The president has demanded at various times that Obamacare should be allowed to collapse on its own, that it should be repealed without replacement, and that it should be repealed and replaced.

"The entire republican conference agrees with the leader on this", the McConnell aide said Saturday.

"He's not a war hero", Trump said in 2015 of McCain.

Over the weekend, Trump has bombarded Republican lawmakers with Twitter posts in which he has even threatened to cut federal subsidies to their states for lower income people to enable them to afford health insurance under Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act, reports Efe news. "Outsourced the whole issue to Congress". Here is what McCain, Collins and Murkowski said to explain their votes.

Some Democrats reacted cynically, noting that the Arizona senator's first vote opened the door to the very kind of one-party steamrollering he denounced.

Lawmakers spoke of two possible but hard routes forward.

"There's nothing in the Constitution that requires it", Obama continued. But both of those dynamics have been in play all year without producing results. Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse and implored them to help.

The "bailouts for insurance companies" are made by the government to tamp down premiums.

Trump Threatens to End Insurance Payments if No Healthcare Bill