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

16:41  07 october  2017
16:41  07 october  2017 Source:   Associated Press

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is reaching out to Democrats to see if they “want to do a great HealthCare Bill” after Republicans have failed so far to fulfil their yearslong promise to repeal and replace the Obama health law .

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is reaching out to Democrats to see if they "want to do a great HealthCare Bill" after Republicans have failed so far to fulfill their yearslong promise to repeal and replace the Obama health law .

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., look at a poster at the start of a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, October 4, 2017, urging Republicans to abandon cuts to Medicare and Medicaid. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta): Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York looks at a poster at the start of a news conference on Capitol Hill on Oct. 4. © The Associated Press Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York looks at a poster at the start of a news conference on Capitol Hill on Oct. 4.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is reaching out to Democrats to see if they "want to do a great HealthCare Bill" after Republicans have failed so far to fulfill their yearslong promise to repeal and replace the Obama health law.

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. Who knows!"

There's no immediate word from Schumer about Trump's tweets.

The president has suggested that he'd be open to negotiating with Democrats on health care.

But there've been no clear signs of a compromise between Republicans who've wanted to scrap the Affordable Care Act since it became law in 2010, and Democrats who want to protect it.

Trump tweets about Obamacare 'imploding' after decision to halt subsidies .
President says Democrats should call him after his decision to stop Obamacare subsidies to insurance companies because he said the health care law is "imploding." Mr. Trump made the comment early Friday on Twitter, after announcing that he's halting the cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments on Thursday night. The Democrats ObamaCare is imploding. Massive subsidy payments to their pet insurance companies has stopped. Dems should call me to fix!— Donald J.

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