Aside from failing to convince Senate Republicans to agree on a replacement for the Affordable Care Act - as they have promised for years - Trump's first six months in office has been marred by the Russian Federation scandal. Vice President Mike Pence would cast a tie-breaking vote.
A new official analysis released Wednesday finds that repealing many provisions of Obamacare would cause dramatic consequences that include an explosion in the number of people without health insurance, shocking premium hikes and most of the country being unable to buy individual health plans. Most of the Republican politicians have long vowed to repeal Obamacare.
Critics noted his stance was in direct opposition to a past tweet in which Trump said: "Leadership: Whatever happens, you're responsible".
Trump lunched with critical Republican Senate caucus members in an effort to woo them to repeal Obamacare Wednesday. OK, and I think the people of your state, which I know very well, I think they're going to appreciate what you hopefully will do.
Failing to replace Obamacare would be a awful outcome for President Donald Trump and the GOP Congress that promised to repeal it. Joining Democrats to bail out insurance companies would be even worse.
However, the new version is projected to least to $420 billion in savings to the federal budget deficit, nearly $100 billion more in savings estimated by CBO for the first bill. Earlier this week, Senate Majority Leader and Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell said he wanted to move ahead with straight-repeal legislation, but it's unclear if that will happen - Republicans now lack the votes needed to pass either option.More news: Willian, Batshuayi Scored, Chelsea Thrashed Arsenal 3-0 in Pre-Season
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Senators were able to make larger cuts to the deficit in their latest version of the bill by preserving certain taxes that Republicans had killed in the older version.
The Washington Examiner reported on Saturday Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell still plans to hold a vote next week, regardless of what several senators have been saying about voting against the proposed legislation. And yet again, the CBO is projecting that 22 million fewer people would have health insurance as a result of the legislation.
U.S. Sen. Luther Strange came away "encouraged" that the Senate would renew efforts to reform health care following a White House lunch with President Trump on Wednesday.
Collins also does not support repealing Obamacare without a replacement.
"The Obamacare law has failed", unusual said.
Repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act was a staple of President Trump's campaign. He added that the Republicans have promised to repeal Obamacare for the past seven years and now is the time.