GOP Senator Says It's 'Hard' To Imagine Obamacare Repeal Passing This Week

The Washington Post reported Friday that a political action committee tied to President Donald Trump was preparing an advertising campaign to pressure Republican senators to get on board. It is believed the president wants to see a more generous bill pass through the Senate.

Clinton is also not the only Democratic Party leader who has criticized the bill. When they did get around to talking about health care, they spent more time reviewing their complaints about Obamacare than discussing the new bill.

All together, it shows how long-term conservative goals of cutting taxes and entitlement spending have overtaken Trump's agenda, as the bill faces critical votes in the Senate as soon as next week that could take it to the precipice of becoming law. And the president called Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren in the same interview: "She's a hopeless case".

House Republicans have passed their health care bill, and Senate GOP leaders are driving toward a vote next week.

Democrats are united in opposition to the proposal, which was worked out in secret by a group led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

That's not sitting well with GOP Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) told NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday. We know from our Texas Medical Center-Nielsen survey 96 percent of people across five states said they would buy insurance if it is affordable. There's no way we should be voting on this next week. "So I've been leadership, the White House, anybody I can talk to for quite some time".

Trump earlier indicated changes may be in store for the proposal unveiled by Senate Republicans on Thursday to replace former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.

"We are doing everything we can to fight this bill, because it's so devastating for the middle class", Schumer told ABC.

ROVNER: Well, of course, there's only 52 Republicans in the Senate.

Judge: "Ted Kaczynski has less restrictive confinement" than Lincoln Hills teen inmates: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Patrick Marley writes: A federal judge on Friday issued a sweeping decision to curb the use of solitary confinement, pepper spray and use of restraints at Wisconsin's teen prison complex, saying some substantial changes would need to be made quickly. Ben Sasse of Nebraska said Sunday he has yet to throw his support behind the Senate's health care bill.

The moderate Republican says she has "very serious concerns" about the proposed legislation but hasn't yet taken a position on it. The Senate would phase out Obamacare's expansion of the Medicaid program for the poor more gradually than the House bill, waiting until after the 2020 presidential election, but would enact deeper cuts starting in 2025.

An analysis from the Congressional Budget Office is due as soon as Monday and vote by the full Senate is planned for Thursday. Its fate remained uncertain since the four lawmakers' refusal to back the Senate draft would leave Republicans short of the votes to pass it. "They're not going to have a disastrous complication like a stroke or a heart attack, at least not for the foreseeable future".

Already five Republican senators have said they can not vote for their party's plan as it stands now, with four them saying it does not go far enough to curb provisions under the Obama law and one saying the cuts in healthcare payments for the poor go too far.

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