Repeal & replace later, says Trump on Obamacare

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with immigration crime victims at the White House on June 28

Later that day, McConnell told reporters after an event in his home state of Kentucky that the health bill was challenging but "we are going to stick with that path". In an interview in November with CBS' "60 Minutes", he said that a repeal and replace effort would be done "simultaneously".

Even as McConnell worked behind-the-scenes to find a way to allay the concerns of conservatives, who didn't believe the bill went far enough to repeal Obamacare, and centrists, who anxious about Medicaid cuts and the 22 million more people who would be uninsured under the plan, Trump took to Twitter. By this week's end, he wants to nail down changes that would assure the bill's passage after Congress' weeklong July 4 recess. But then last Friday, in an early-morning tweet, Trump said that "If Republican Senators are unable to pass what they are working on now, they should immediately REPEAL, and then REPLACE at a later date!"

Health industry officials have warned that overturning the existing law, which has extended insurance to roughly 20 million Americans and changed the rules under which insurance is offered across the country, would create chaos in a sector that accounts for one-sixth of the US economy. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has said Democrats are ready to work with the GOP on legislation to fix the worst problems of Obamacare, but they won't go along with a bill to kill the government health insurance program outright. Heineman says, "He is an expert on health care". "Obamacare" is the most evil legislation in the history of the galaxy, featuring death panels and, well, the details get fuzzy after that, but it's definitely a disaster, one that absolutely must be fully and totally repealed.

President Donald Trump has barged into Senate Republicans' delicate health care negotiations with a suggestion bound to muddle things: If you can't cut a deal on repealing the Obama-era law, then repeal it right away and then replace it later.

Senate GOP leadership had set a deadline of Friday for a repeal/replace vote.

Trump urges GOP Senators to repeal Obamacare immediately, then replace
Repeal & replace later, says Trump on Obamacare

The idea also would leave unresolved the quandary lawmakers are struggling with now, about how to replace Obama's system of online insurance markets, tax subsidies and an expanded Medicaid with something that could get enough Republican votes to pass Congress. House Republicans barely passed their version of a replacement bill in May, and the task is proving even tougher in the Senate, where McConnell has nearly no margin for error. "I think you can get 52 Republicans for clean repeal". So until and unless Republicans give up that goal, they're not going to even try to work with Democrats. The Texas senator Ted Cruz is pushing a conservative version that aims to aggressively reduce costs while the other version of the bill could bolster healthcare subsidies for lower-income people.

McConnell is trying to tweak his proposal to make deep cuts in Medicaid while providing tax cuts to companies and wealthy Americans - part of an effort to bring on a handful of conservative and centrist senators who have questioned parts of the bill. And the fact that, if passed, this bill will reroute billions of dollars from health care coverage and into the pockets of billionaires makes it clear where the primary concerns of our elected representatives lie.

Senate leaders also are rewriting their bill to provide $45 billion to combat opioid addiction and provide more financial assistance to low- and moderate-income Americans. "We should do repeal, with a delay".

Keeping the tax, he said, would be a "tough red flag" if the bill goes back to the House. Whether they repeal it or not is no longer enough. "Root and branch doesn't mean trimming the hedges, as is now the case", said Andy Roth, vice president for government affairs at the Club for Growth.


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