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Trump says hostility has stymied bipartisanship

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has signaled he wants to pass the bill before the July 4 holiday weekend.

Politicians from both parties assured that won't happen.

"People of Wisconsin don't know what's in it, people of Vermont don't know what's in it".

"I think a few more days to consider would be helpful", Cassidy said. In addition to slamming the bill's effects, which would shift costs to older and sicker Americans, Obama said, efforts to tweak the Senate bill would not "change the fundamental meanness at the core of this legislation".

Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has attacked the Senate health care bill, warning the Republican Party that if Congress passes the bill, the GOP would become the "death party".

By Thursday, any reference at all to healthcare evaporated, and Trump pulled a classic "Don't look here, look there", tweeting, among other things, that "I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings", of any meeting with Comey. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Sen. He criticized his critics who question why he hasn't pushed a bill through both chambers to accomplish his major campaign pledge of "completely" repealing and replacing Barack Obama's signature domestic legislative achievement.

Vice President Mike Pence has made weekly trips to Capitol Hill to meet with senators about the health care bill and said he and the president are "determined before this summer is out" to keep their promise to break up Obamacare. He added he's been encouraging leadership and the White House not to "rush" this process. "Let's have the integrity to show the American people what it is, show them the truth".

"Based on what I've seen, given the inflation rate that would be applied in the outer years to the Medicaid program, the Senate bill is going to have more impact on the Medicaid program than even the House bill, " she said. Rand Paul can support.

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

Trump, in an interview with Fox News that aired on Friday morning, called the group of conservative lawmakers "four very good people". "That was my term, because I want to see - and I speak from the heart - that's what I want to see".

As we've said before, Obamacare is far from ideal.

Republicans, despite what they have told voters over the past seven years, "are focused on trying to minimize taxes, especially on investment income, and keeping federal subsidies for health care to a minimum".

The Louisiana lawmaker said he could not back the bill unless his concerns about it are addressed. "I don't think we're that far off", Trump told Pete Hegseth of Fox and Friends.

"It's going to be a challenge, but I have to strongly disagree with the characterization that we are somehow ending the Medicaid expansion".

"The Senate bill, unveiled today, is not a health care bill, it's a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America."

The bill was drafted by 13 senators-all of whom were white, male, and Republican.

Similar to the House bill, the new text calls for drastic slashing of Medicaid while cutting taxes that wealthy Americans and corporations paid to support Obamacare.

The measure resembles the House bill that the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says would mean 23 million additional uninsured people within a decade.

An equally important aspect of the bill is how much it adheres to Obamacare's basic structure.

Trump has yet to explictly state whether he stands behind the bill in its latest form. He said insurance companies are "flocking and leaving" the markets it set up. In that respect, it resembles a version of "Obamacare lite", as many commentators have noted.



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