Higher Ed Groups Criticize GOP Health-Care Bill

GOP: Changes needed for health-care OK

The Republican bill is aimed at fulfilling President Donald Trump's pledge to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, the signature health insurance achievement of former President Barack Obama. But he predicted that Republicans will at least "get very close" and may "get it over the line". And there are other ways to deal with, but our greatest minds on health care policy have been excluded from the process. "And it can't be Obamacare, which is melting down".

The Senate GOP leaders were attempting to draft and vote on a bill ahead of the July 4 recess, but Thompson said while the delay is a setback, it will lead to a better bill.

Several Republican senators, including Sen.

A separate USA Today/Suffolk University poll found only 12 percent of Americans support the Senate plan. "And that's really where we're sort of at loggerheads here". And if we don't get it done, it's just going to be something that we're not going to like.

"We are going to talk", Trump told reporters during the meeting. "It's a big, complicated subject". On other stuff, it's going to be a lot tougher. "I think it's appropriate that they take time to get it right", says Duffy.

In fact, one Republican senator in favor of the BCRA told The Times that the president "did not have a grasp of some basic elements of the Senate plan" during a meeting with all of the GOP members on Tuesday. He added that "no action is just not an option".

We know the fight is not over. But we're not quite there. "We think the status quo is unsustainable". He explained, "Legislation of this complexity nearly always takes longer than anybody hopes", The New York Daily News reported.

Only 17 percent of Americans approve of the Senate GOP's Better Care Reconciliation Act, versus 55 percent who disapprove, according to an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll released Tuesday. But as Republicans try in earnest to make good on that promise, Trump appears to be losing influence.

Now, you say, "Well, will you work with your Republican colleagues?" The senator also said Trump was confused when a moderate expressed concern that the bill would be seen as a tax break for the rich. You go into it because you want to help people. "We can rewrite our bill to bring down the price working families pay for health insurance - while still protecting Americans with pre-existing conditions", he said.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky was conducting non-stop negotiations behind the scenes, but publicly there was little evidence he would be able to get senators to agree to a new version of the legislation by the end of the week, as he hopes to. So we're gonna watch this bill and all the machinations, behind closed doors as they might be, like a hawk.

The gathering is reminiscent of the health care effort in the House, when Trump hosted Republican congressmen after Speaker Paul Ryan was forced to pull the first version of the House bill - presumably to apply pressure.

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