Politics GOP leader rebuts Trump on House health bill: 'It's not mean'

02:45  16 june  2017
02:45  16 june  2017 Source:   thehill.com

Trump says "the Democrats are really in our way" on health care

  Trump says President Trump in Cincinnati blamed congressional Democrats for problems in the American health care system"The Democrats are really in our way," the president said in remarks at the Cincinnati airport, prior to another event on infrastructure. He spoke with what he called "ObamaCare victims" standing by his side. He told supporters that Democrats "are destroying health care in this country.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy Kevin Owen McCarthy House conservatives to air grievances in new 'Swamp' Trump described the House legislation as “ mean ” during a meeting with Republican senators on Tuesday and said it should be more generous, according to a Senate GOP aide.

GOP leader rebuts Trump on House health bill : ‘ It ’ s not mean ’. On: June 15, 2017 By: Administrator. “Our plan is a very good plan,” Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) says after Trump called it “ mean .”

GOP leader rebuts Trump on House health bill: 'It's not mean' © Provided by The Hill GOP leader rebuts Trump on House health bill: 'It's not mean'

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Thursday refuted President Trump's characterization of the House Republican healthcare bill as "mean."

"You know what, it's not mean. I'll tell you what's mean in the process is, you look at Iowa. Ninety-four out of 99 counties will not have any health care. The Health and Human Services came out that ObamaCare's actually doubled in premiums," McCarthy told MSNBC's "For the Record with Greta."

"We're talking about saving individuals and making sure they don't have to go through losing their health care. So, you know, I think you look at our plan, our plan is a very good plan."

Senate GOP paves way for Obamacare repeal bill

  Senate GOP paves way for Obamacare repeal bill <p>Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell fast-tracked the House bill.</p><p></p>Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) fast-tracked the House bill on Thursday, placing it on the Senate calendar and allowing it -as expected- to skip over the committee process.

Trump : GOP Health Care Bill Will Be 'Generous, Kind and With Heart'. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Thursday refuted President Trump ’s characterization of the House Republican healthcare bill as “ mean .”"You know what, it ' s not mean .

Even if the GOP secures a win in the House , the Senate is expected to change the bill . Separately, on the spending bill to keep the government running, Trump and GOP leaders hailed it as a victory, citing increases in money for the military.

Trump, according to GOP Senate aide, described the House legislation as "mean" during a meeting with Republican senators.

When pressed by host Greta Van Susteren about Trump's characterization of the lower chamber's bill, McCarthy dodged the question.

"I think let's see at the end of the day what the plan looks like," McCarthy said.

"The most important thing here is that you know, more people took the penalty and the waiver than actually signed up for ObamaCare. Plans are pulling out and losing health care overall."

Trump: 'I Think We're Going to Get There' on Health Care Bill .
President Donald Trump expressed confidence in his party's ability to unify to pass a Senate health care bill, saying "I think we're going to get there.""I don't think they're that far off. Famous last words, right? But I think we're going to get there," Trump said during an interview with Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends" that aired on Sunday. "Can't promise. I think we're going to get there.

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