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Politics Trump calls Schumer for help on reviving health-care push: report

08:35  07 october  2017
08:35  07 october  2017 Source:   thehill.com

Trump reaches out to Democrats in bid for 'great' health law

  Trump reaches out to Democrats in bid for 'great' health law <p>The president tweeted on Saturday that he called Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on Friday.</p>Trump tweeted on Saturday that he called Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on Friday. The president says the Obama health law "is badly broken, big premiums.

President Trump called Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Friday to ask for help on reviving health - care legislation. "If he wants to work together to improve the existing health care system, we Democrats are open to his suggestions.

Scoop: Trump phones Schumer for help on health care , worrying GOP. Source: Axios. Trump 's call with Schumer comes as Republicans look to score their first major legislative victory this year after maintaining unified control of government. help - on - reviving - health - care - push - report .

Trump calls Schumer for help on reviving health-care push: report © Provided by The Hill Trump calls Schumer for help on reviving health-care push: report President Trump called Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Friday to ask for help on reviving health-care legislation, according to Axios.

Trump was looking for "a path forward on health care," a GOP source told Axios.

The White House and Schumer's office didn't immediately respond to a request for comment on the call.

Trump, who has known Schumer for years, has previously reached out to the fellow New Yorker and Democratic leader on issues.

Trump sided with Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) over GOP leaders in early September on a short-term bill to fund the government and raise the debt ceiling for three months while providing hurricane and disaster recovery aide after a storm battered Texas.

Trump's call with Schumer comes as Republicans look to score their first major legislative victory this year after maintaining unified control of government.

GOP efforts to fulfill a seven-year campaign promise of repealing and replacing ObamaCare collapsed twice in the Senate this year, forcing Republicans to turn their attention to tax reform.

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GOP Rep. breaks with Trump: Cutting health care subsidies does 'opposite' of what he promised .
A Republican lawmaker slammed President Trump's action on health care Friday.Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) said that cutting key payments to ObamaCare insurers will mean more of her constituents will be uninsured.

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