Politics Trump: Republicans 'never discuss how good their healthcare bill is'

16:45  19 july  2017
16:45  19 july  2017 Source:   The Hill

Trump blames Dems, 'a few Republicans' for collapse of healthcare bill

  Trump blames Dems, 'a few Republicans' for collapse of healthcare bill President Trump on Tuesday put blame on Democrats and "a few Republicans" for the collapse of the Senate GOP's healthcare bill.

President Donald Trump lamented the inability of Senate Republicans to pass their healthcare bill , but said that coming up short was still "pretty impressive." The bill , named the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), was going through the budget reconciliation process, meaning it needed

President Donald Trump told Republican senators lunching at the White House Tuesday the House-passed health care reform bill he celebrated earlier this year was "mean." Portman told reporters the group also discussed how to get insurers back in the marketplace quickly.

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President Trump on Wednesday praised the GOP healthcare plan and said it will only improve.

He also blasted ObamaCare, tweeting that the healthcare legislation is dying.

"The Republicans never discuss how good their healthcare bill is, & it will get even better at lunchtime," Trump tweeted Wednesday.

"The Dems scream death as OCare dies!"

Trump confirmed last month that he referred to the GOP healthcare bill as "mean" and suggested it lacks "heart."

McCain: Senate GOP healthcare bill 'probably going to be dead'

  McCain: Senate GOP healthcare bill 'probably going to be dead' Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Sunday said he doesn't have confidence that the Senate GOP's healthcare bill will pass the upper chamber. "My view is it's probably going to be dead," McCain said on CBS's "Face The Nation.

As Healthcare Bill Stalls, Trump to Meet With GOP Senators at The White House Monday. What we have before us at present is the legislative death of the Better Care Reconciliation Act with no good You’re giving conservative voters a reason to never vote Republican ever again if this totally blows up.

Here is Trump showing how little he knows about the health care bill : Asked about Medicaid cuts in Senate health care bill , Pres. He keeps repeating the word great and promising that the bill will be good . Trump and the Republicans save money in the healthcare bill in two ways.

Trump is scheduled Wednesday to host Republican senators at the White House for lunch to discuss a plan forward after the collapse of their healthcare plan.

The lunch is expected to cover topics including healthcare and other agenda items.

Healthcare activists protest to stop the Republican health care bill at Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 17, 2017. Healthcare on the Hill

The Senate's healthcare bill collapsed earlier this week after multiple GOP senators came out against the proposal.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that Republicans would look to move forward with their plan to repeal ObamaCare, even as the repeal-only plan has already faced opposition by some GOP senators.

In an earlier tweet Wednesday, Trump said Republican senators "MUST keep their promise to America" regarding healthcare.

He previously blamed the collapse of the GOP healthcare plan on Democrats and a "few Republicans" and vowed to "return."

Trump has also floated the idea of allowing ObamaCare to collapse on its own.

"I think we're probably in that position where we'll let ObamaCare fail," Trump said Tuesday.

"We're not going to own it. I'm not going to own it. I can tell you the Republicans are not going to own it. We'll let ObamaCare fail and then the Democrats are going to come to us."

Murkowski after voting no on healthcare bill: 'Both sides must do better' .
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) explained her vote against the GOP's "skinny" ObamaCare repeal bill in a statement Friday, saying Republicans and Democrats "must do better on process and substance.""The Affordable Care Act remains a flawed law that I am committed to reforming with a structure that works better for all Americans," Murkowski said. "But to do that, the Senate must fully devote itself to an effort to improve the healthcare system in this country, reduce costs, increase access, and deliver the quality of care that our families want and deserve.

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