Trump signals he will work with Republican holdouts on health bill

Trump signals he will work with Republican holdouts on health bill

President Donald Trump made calls to fellow Republicans in the US Senate on Friday to mobilise support for their party's healthcare overhaul while acknowledging the legislation is on a "very, very narrow path" to passage.

On Thursday, after the senate bill was released, Trump revealed a much more positive tone.

Trump's role is expected to become more pronounced in coming days as the vote nears.

The bill also would reduce or eliminate subsidies for millions of Americans on the exchange, subsidies that allow them to have insurance, stay healthy and keep working. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who each have expressed serious reservations with the bill for very different reasons, proclaimed during exclusive interviews on Sunday's "Meet The Press" that rushing a vote before the July 4th recess would be unwise. "I can not support a piece of legislation that takes insurance away from tens of millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Nevadans", Heller said.

Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss., said the White House needed to "get this health care thing done one way or the other" so it could move forward.

That could add Heller's name to Trump's call list. Trump's team also failed to score major wins in last month's wrap-up spending bill, as lawmakers blocked funding for his border wall, leading the president to lash out on Twitter and ponder vetoing the measure. So basically people would get help, but they would still have to pay even more of their medical bills.

Healthcare stocks closed down 0.1 % on Friday, clawing back some losses after the sector dropped sharply late in the session on Heller's announcement.

Health reform is needed, but we must maintain the current law's gains in patient protections.

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Jaishankar also met other senior officials at the State Department. "We're looking forward to strengthening ties between the United States and India". "My USA visit is aimed at deepening ties between our nations".

Republicans in support of the new health care bill say the Affordable Care Act needs to be fixed. Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and Rand Paul - who released a statement Thursday saying that they are not yet ready to vote for the bill, but that they are "open to negotiation". They eventually won a number of concessions to the final version of the bill that passed. "They'd like to get certain changes".

"We've taken Medicaid and expanded it".

Asked what would need to be included in the bill to get him on board, Paul said: "It has to look less like Obamacare light - it's got to look like what we promised".

In a Twitter comment Saturday, Trump voiced optimism about passage of the Republican plan, saying, "I can not imagine that these very fine Republican Senators would allow the American people to suffer a broken ObamaCare any longer!"

Realizing they're outnumbered, Democrats and their liberal allies were planning events around the USA over the next few days aimed at building public opposition to the bill. The Times also reports that Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska is on the fence, despite specific provisions in the bill meant to benefit her state.

Health insurance industry sources familiar with the plan say the change could be announced as early as Monday.

The reductions would apply to states such as Kansas and Missouri that did not expand Medicaid under Obamacare and still use the program mainly to cover the elderly, pregnant women, children and people with disabilities.

CBO analysis of the bill predicts that 23 million Americans would lose their health insurance, while the top 1 percent of Americans would enjoy $306 billion in tax cuts over 10 years.

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