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26 June 2017, 04:16 | Marion Schneider
He urged Republicans to work with Democrats by "stop sabotaging Obamacare" and giving up the effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Senator Dean Heller of Nevada said on Friday he opposes McConnell's plan, becoming the fifth Republican to say he won't vote for the measure in its current form. "It is obstruction", Trump said, as he singled out top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer for attack: "I saw Senator Schumer criticising the bill a couple weeks ago and he had no idea what was in the bill". Seventy-four percent of those polled, meanwhile, said they have a favorable opinion of Medicaid.
As Republicans scrambled Sunday to wrangle enough votes to pass health care reform legislation, U.S. president Donald Trump - in an unusual bid to reach out to his political opponents - urged Democrats to support bill.
In the narrowly divided Senate, defections from just three of the 52 Republican senators would doom the legislation.
He said the Senate bill "doesn't even begin" to address the rising cost of health care.
"We've been disappointed that movement's not been more dramatic toward a full repeal or a broader rollback of this onerous law Obamacare", said Tim Phillips, who heads Americans for Prosperity, the largest of the Koch network's advocacy groups.
Trump said he thinks Republicans in the Senate are doing the best they can to push through the bill.
One key lawmaker attending the weekend summit at the luxurious Broadmoor Hotel, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus and a chief negotiator on the House bill, outlined two key changes to the bill that he said could likely win enough conservative support for passage.
One of the Republican senators who's opposing his party's health-care bill as written says the Senate shouldn't vote on the plan this week.
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But organizers feels the event can get even better. "So, this might be putter that stays in the bag for a few weeks". Spieth is looking for his 10th tour win and second this season after a victory in February at Pebble Beach.
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"I just don't know whether the votes will be there by the end of the week", said Moran, R-Kan., during an interview on "Sunday Morning Futures" with Maria Bartiromo. "It would be so great if Democrats and Republicans could get together, wrap their arms around it, and come up with something that everybody's happy with".
After a shaky start, the White House hopes the Senate debate will allow Trump to turn the page on health care and get a fresh start on rewriting the tax code, a plan to rebuild roads and bridges, and his promise to strengthen the military - none of which will prove easy to accomplish.
HORSLEY: AARP is already on record against the Senate bill, citing what it calls an age tax, as well as cuts to Medicaid.
Republicans view the law, formally known as the Affordable Care Act, as a costly government intrusion and say individual insurance markets created by it are collapsing. "Let's have the integrity to show the American people what it is".
That the Koch network quickly panned the Senate bill is no surprise.
(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). People are removed from a sit-in outside of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office as they protest proposed cuts to Medicaid, Thursday, June 22, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington. "But I think they're going to get there", Trump said of Republican Senate leaders. Considerably more generous than the house. The budget office analysis of the Senate measure is expected early next week.
"I think there's a misunderstanding about what the entire plan is", Price said.
'And this has nothing to do with votes, forget about the votes, this has to do with picking a plan that everybody is going to like, I'd like to say love, but like.
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Republicans actually need 51 votes to pass the legislation, but one of them can be Vice President Mike Pence's tie-breaking vote. Republicans argue that the bill rolls back penalties for Americans that choose not to purchase a health insurance plan.
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