White House not crafting health care legislation as the president suggests

White House not crafting health care legislation as the president suggests

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) put the kibosh on the Senate considering a comprehensive health care overhaul, after President Trump had promised an Obamacare replacement "far better" than the law Republicans failed to repeal in 2017.

"I made it clear to him that we were not going to be doing that in the Senate".

After discussing the issue with McConnell, Trump tweeted a temporary concession on the matter but pledged that a health care vote would be taken after the next election cycle when "Republicans hold the Senate & win back the House".

But Republicans will need more than just a set of principles ready to go on Election Day if they intend to carry through the president's plan to make health care their first legislative battle in a new session of Congress.

Read the full report at The Hill. Translation: they have no health care plan.

Trump's top campaign aides Bill Stepien and Justin Clark have methodically boosted the president's allies even in deep-blue states like MA, and have tried to broker peace between competing pro-Trump factions in other states.

It's indeed part of a disturbing pattern whereby any adverse trends, actual or even potential, in close elections - and particularly in late returns - are attributed by respectable Republicans to some sort of voter fraud or ballot-box stuffing, with zero evidence.

Yost argued that while the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate was unconstitutional, it shouldn't invalidate other provisions of the law, such as protections for people with pre-existing conditions. John McCain for joining other senators to oppose a last-ditch plan. "They came up with Obamacare and it is bad".

"The comprehensive campaign by Senate Democrats to delay Senate consideration of presidential nominations is now more than two years old", McConnell said.

The new rules will allow McConnell to rapidly confirm nominees to US district courts, two steps below the Supreme Court, and to positions such as the assistant secretary of the Commerce Department - which was the post that triggered Wednesday's fight and rules change.


"As long as that doesn't mean we're going to lay low and let the Democrats kind of control the dialogue", continued Braun.

Trump's move suggests he may debate the United States healthcare system during the 2020 presidential polls campaign.

Manchin said in a statement the federal government should protect the current law as there is no backup if "Obamacare" is struck down in court.

The nuclear option will cut Democrats' debate time from thirty hours to two hours, making the confirmation process for Trump's nominees faster.

In his late-Monday tweets, Trump claimed Republicans are developing a plan with cheaper premiums and deductibles that "will be truly great HealthCare that will work for America".

Most congressional Republicans, however, are in no mood to return to the battlefield.

The No. 2 Senate Republican, John Thune of South Dakota, said the president "has some big ideas and, to his credit, wants to solve problems".

"We're going to take the House back".

With Democrats controlling the House, any attempt to dismantle the law could not pass Congress.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who is up for re-election in 2020, told reporters: "I look forward to seeing what the president is proposing and what he can work out with the speaker".

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