I hope I never have to write about Lie Four, which would be Republican senators who surely know better - including Susan Collins, Dean Heller, Lisa Murkowski, Jeff Flake, Shelley Moore Capito and Rob Portman - justifying their votes for this monstrosity by claiming that it's the best they could do. It is believed the president wants to see a more generous bill pass through the Senate. On Sunday, he revealed on This Week that his stance wasn't completely hardline: "I'm for 100% repeal.but if you offer me 90% repeal, I'd probably vote for it".
He urged Republicans to work with Democrats by "stop sabotaging Obamacare" and giving up the effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
It would be nice if Johnson explained his idea of tailoring insurance policies for people with pre-existing conditions more fully, but I somehow get the feeling it's like paying extra for a more valuable vehicle. "I don't have the feedback from constituencies who will not have had enough time to review the Senate bill". "But I think we're going to get it. They're not addressing the root cause", he said, referring to rising health care costs.
Senate Republican leaders were trying to lock down Republican votes by funneling money to red states, engineering a special deal for Alaska, and arguing that they could insure more people at a lower cost than the House, which passed a repeal bill last month.
Toomey said there are a lot of misconceptions with the bill that he wants to clear up.
Both the House and Senate GOP bills would largely fulfill Trump's promise to repeal Obama's law.
Koch told those gathered for an outdoor cocktail reception on a breezy Colorado Springs evening about how far his team has come over the years at promoting what is a libertarian-leaning conservative agenda.
With unanimous opposition from Democrats, McConnell can afford to lose just two of the 52 GOP senators and still prevail on the bill. "We should not be voting on this next week".
The Congressional Budget Office is expected to release its analysis of the Senate healthcare reform bill Monday. Do they really want to say someday that one of their most important votes in the Senate involved taking health care away from millions of Americans?
"I can not imagine that these very fine Republican senators would allow the American people to suffer a broken Obamacare any longer!" the president tweeted Saturday.
On Friday, Sanders tweeted that thousands would die if the Senate passed its version of the health care bill as it now exists. And I would look at this, and I would say "what kind of a system?" "That would be very bad for the Republican Party - and please let Cryin' Chuck stay!" he wrote.
In an appearance on the ABC News program "This Week", Collins said she has serious concerns about the cuts the bill would make to Medicaid and how that would affect the most vulnerable older Americans. They've been able to get treatment and support services through Medicaid.