In states with such waivers, people with pre-existing conditions could still get coverage but they would not be shielded against potentially higher costs. Left unsaid was Trump's apparent belief that the House version, which he touted vigorously, wasn't generous or kind, and obviously lacked heart.
The study estimates that the House bill would also reduce federal spending by $328 billion over 10 years, compared with $119 billion in the CBO analysis. Capito told reporters Tuesday that the opioid fund is among her top priorities. "You're free to ask anybody anything". Another said Trump used a vulgar phrase to describe the House bill and told the senators, "We need to be more generous". The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that the House bill will result in 23 million more people being uninsured by 2026.
We need to pay close attention because the Senate version is being written behind closed doors, without any input from Democrats, Independents, health care providers or hospitals. There were no hearings held about the legislation.More news: GOP, Dem governors agree with Trump, call health bill 'mean'
Thune also said Trump did not give any deadlines to the senators on passing the bill. "Put the bill out there and let us debate it and let us amend it".
Additionally, according to Senate rules, the bill passed through the body has to save $133 billion, the same amount of money as the House bill. And he is far from the only Republican lawmaker left in the dark about this bill. That would bypass the usual 60-vote threshold and keep Democrats from blocking the measure. They have faced similar internal disagreements between the party's conservatives and moderates like their House colleagues. It is expected that the bill will be ready for a vote before the upcoming August recess, The New York Times reports.
"I think [Lee is a no]". Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.: "You haven't yet scheduled a hearing on the Republican Trumpcare bill".
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Trump did not discuss the House GOP health care plan in any detail, but said the Senate is getting ready to do something. Ryan's so-called American Health Care Act - which Trump is now treating like an ugly orphan - is looked upon favorably by a mere 1 in 5 voters, according to polls, while Obamacare now is popular with more than 60% of Americans. "He talked about making sure that we have a bill that protects people with preexisting conditions". "But we're working hard to get there". Republicans were not part of the process because they refused to take part. "But I think the passion's going up on each side.
I'm exhausted of Republicans promising they would repeal Obamacare and then negotiating to keep it".
"The total bill hasn't been resolved", he said. "But it's the way we're having to do it".
Some Republicans who have largely been left outside the deliberations say they can't predict what they'll do. Susan Collins of ME, but could end up alienating conservatives, such as Sen. "But saying that it's better doesn't mean that it's acceptable to me".More news: Paul George informs Pacers he will leave in free agency, prefers Lakers