Trump seeks support for controversial GOP health care bill

Ron Johnson is one of the five GOP senators who have publicly declared they won't vote for the American Health Care Act as it's now written.

"That was my term because I want to see - and I speak from the heart - that's what I want to see", Trump said. Trump said on Saturday on his personal Twitter account.

U.S. President Donald Trump is bemoaning what he calls "the level of hostility" among the parties that has stymied bipartisanship. Yet the measure will live or die in the Senate on Republican support.

Two senators, who span much of the ideological range of the Republican conference in the Senate.

"It's going to be very hard to get me to 'yes, '" said Heller, viewed as the Senate Republican most at risk in the 2018 midterm election. In a tweet last week after Georgia's special House election, Trump also criticized House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer. So, for example, I'm for 100 percent repeal, that's what I want.

Sandoval, a Republican who accepted Obamacare's Medicaid expansion in his state, said about 210,000 Nevadans gained health coverage under the law.

Discussing the bill, which aims to repeal Obamacare, Obama had said on Thursday in a post on social media: "The Senate bill, unveiled today, is not a health care bill".

For example, the draft contains only $2 billion for opioid-related programmes, a number that could easily be boosted to win over Midwestern Republicans.

Like the House legislation, the Senate bill would impose major changes to Medicaid and curtail its growth over time and also would repeal the individual mandate.

Collins, speaking on ABC's "This Week", said she had "very serious concerns" about the current bill and wanted to review the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office's analysis of the proposal, which is expected to be released Monday, before deciding how she would vote.

The Associated Press, citing anonymous congressional sources, reported earlier this month that Trump called the House's version of the bill "mean" during a meeting with Republican senators, asking them to make their version of the bill be more "generous". "They're not going to go down after the Republican's a false sort of over-promising". "We could well be in all night a couple of nights working through what will be an open amendment process, and I think that at least is good", she continued.

He said they had "at best, a 50-50 chance".

Conservative Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said he is opposing the Senate bill because it "is not anywhere close to repeal" of the Affordable Care Act.

"There's no way the Republican bill brings down premiums", Paul said in an interview on ABC's "This Week".

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