Trump calls for 51-vote majority but math is off

Trump calls for 51-vote majority but math is off”

President Donald Trump tried to blame the implosion of Obamacare repeal on "3 Republicans and 48 Democrats" who "let the American people down".

There were also concerns among Democrats, and many Republicans, that the House would vote on the slimmed-down repeal bill instead of negotiating a final bill with the Senate. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Susan Collins (R-Maine).

After speaking to Pence and Graham, McCain walked across the Senate floor to tell Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other Democrats that he would vote with them. While we wait for the secret Republican bill to emerge, keep in mind that the rumored contours of the plan have the capacity to impose systemic harm, affecting millions of people.

"If I don't get those assurances, I'm a 'no, ' because I'm not going to vote for a pig in a poke", Graham said.

"Members are advised that - pending Senate action on health care - the House schedule is subject to change".

The president adds: "We will no longer allow this to continue".

"You might see some lack of excitement when it comes to election time, voters feel, 'Hey, I worked really hard to send these guys there, they're not getting anything done, why should I knock doors?"

Without the payments, analysts have said, more insurers might drop out of the system, limiting options for consumers and clearing the way for the insurers who stay to charge more for coverage. "John McCain is a hero", Schumer said. "We have an opportunity to give more coverage to people and they want to sabotage it. ..." "Outsourced the whole issue to Congress".

"This is clearly a disappointing moment", McConnell said. "It's time to move on".

Conservative Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., running for a Senate seat, faulted McConnell for not crafting a plan that could pass. Because the budget resolution sets the groundwork for Congress to use "budget reconciliation" for a major tax reform bill.

The failure is a huge political blow to Trump, who had promised during his campaign to sign a repeal bill on "Day One" of his presidency.

Of course, Ryan no longer has to follow through on the that promise since the Senate has failed to pass a health-care bill at all.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY said ending the payments would make health care even more expensive. Dean Heller, or a congressional run-said the health care vote didn't affect his decision-making. But insurers, hospitals, doctors, and consumer groups are pressing the administration to guarantee billions of dollars in disputed subsidies to help stabilize insurance markets around the country.

They couldn't pass a repeal of "Obamacare", or find the votes for a White House-backed replacement.

Dial back to a Trump tweet from the campaign, February 9, 2016: "We will immediately repeal and replace ObamaCare - and nobody can do that like me".

McConnell said the bill would have ended the mandates that individuals buy health insurance and that larger employers offer affordable coverage to their workers. Under the complex rules governing how the legislation is being considered, the debate will culminate at some point Thursday afternoon or evening in a freakish exercise called a "vote-a-rama" during which unlimited amendments can be offered by all sides in rapid succession. Some Republican senators had been concerned that the House would simply pass McConnell's "skinny bill" and send it to Trump. But just repealing the requirement would lead to a spike in premiums.

House Speaker Paul Ryan had said the House is willing to negotiate with the Senate. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.

Republicans leaders hope a pared-down "skinny" bill that repeals several key provisions of Obamacare can gain enough support to pass, after several attempts at broader legislation failed to win approval earlier this week.

Just before 1:00 am local time (2:00 am at the U.S. Capitol), the U.S. Senate voted on its newest effort to overturn Obamacare-an amendment that was a scaled-back version of the repeal dubbed the "skinny repeal". If you don't have 60 votes, you can't do much in the Senate without compromise. "Passing this legislation will allow us to work with our colleagues in the House toward a final bill that can go to the president, repeal Obamacare, and undo its damage". It's not meant to become law, but to open a path for a House-Senate conference committee to try to work out comprehensive legislation Congress can pass and send to President Donald Trump.

However the House might be unwilling to agree to the "skinny bill" as-is.

As a result, Republicans have managed to "make more popular a policy that wasn't very popular when we started trying to get rid of it", said Sen. It would have retroactively repealed Obamacare's penalty on individuals who do not obtain health insurance, repealed for eight years a penalty on certain businesses that do not provide employees with insurance and repealed a tax on medical devices until 2020. It also increases the amount that people can contribute to Health Savings Accounts.

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