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President Donald Trump with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price are seen in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. For Republicans health care is becoming a big political gamble. Not only are they trying Senate Republicans Are Using A Special Rule To Vote On Health Care
Rickey Rodriguez | 14 June, 2017, 04:31

But scratch the surface and you can understand the hesitation and uncertainty coming out of Senate Republicans as it relates to the American Health Care Act.

House Republicans have pushed through a bill that seeks to ensure people in the country illegally can not get tax credits to pay their health insurance premiums.

Senate Republicans are winnowing down policy options in search of 51 votes to advance House-passed legislation this summer.

Trump will likely accept whatever they come up with - "Pretty obviously (he's) not a details guy", one Republican aide said - but will eventually be called on to help rally support for the final product. "You really need to fish or cut bait here on something short term to stabilize the markets", he said. Republicans want to break that decadeslong trend, although they'd leave Medicare largely untouched for now. His legislative affairs team has been closely involved, but the president himself has been removed - by design, multiple aides say.

In May, House Republicans narrowly passed Trump's health care bill that aims to repeal and replace key provisions of Obamacare.

Conservative groups are demanding the Senate repeal all ObamaCare taxes in its healthcare reform bill.

Now, Senate Republicans are reportedly coalescing around what may be an even worse Medicaid "compromise".

And Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is not pleased about it. Ben Cardin, D-Md., said at a recent budget hearing.

Attendees at the lunch include Iowa Sen. Mike Lee. Additionally, Sen.

After finally passing a health-care bill and handing it off to the Senate, Republican lawmakers have lapsed into a disconcerting silence.

The fact is, Republicans senators do not care about people who will lose health care any more than Ryan does. During the president's meeting with the handful of Republican senators, Trump echoed this view, calling Democrats "obstructionists", and referring to their resistance as "unfortunate".

"I think we've got a little ways to go", he told reporters. "Let's get this done now because circumstances are only going to get tougher".

Most Americans want to see the Affordable Care Act improved, not dismantled. Even under current law, the fate of these payments is in dispute: House Republicans filed a lawsuit in 2014 against them, saying the payments were illegal because Congress didn't appropriate the money, but the Trump administration said in April it was willing to continue the payments.

Trump will also meet with "Obamacare victims" on Tuesday when he travels to Wisconsin. In an effort to project urgency, President Trump visited middle America last week joined by two families-one from Dayton, Ohio, and another from Louisville, Kentucky-who have suffered as a result of ObamaCare regulations, cost increases and penalties.

Bennet quoted McConnell saying then: "Above all, he said, the American people, above all, they are exhausted of a process that shuts them out".

Hatch has stood by the bill and told Talking Points Memo on Monday that "we're not worried" about releasing the legislation to the public as much as "getting it together" for a majority vote.

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) was surprised to hear reporters ask him about legislative text of the health care bill, which two Senate aides told IJR was almost complete as a rough draft Monday night.

Time is of the essence.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filed paperwork Wednesday to fast track the AHCA, allowing the bill to head to a vote without going through the traditional hearing process.


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