January 21, 2018

Trump scrambles for GOP health votes; budget score looms

26 June 2017, 04:16 | Marion Schneider

Trump scrambles for GOP health votes; budget score looms

Brian Hooks Charles Koch Mark Holden in Colorado Springs

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.

Man catches teen falling from park ride: 'It's OK to let go'
Winchell, who is applying to be a nurse, said they visited the girl Sunday at the hospital and she was in good spirits. He claimed park employees took too long to stop the ride and said the ride lacked a seatbelt.

GST could be studied in US Business schools: PM Narendra Modi
Indo-US trade, which totals about $115 billion a year, was poised for a multi-fold increase, the Indian Prime Minister said. To put an end to the common enemy of terrorism, Modi and Trump are expected to work towards strengthening defense ties.

Rafael Nadal apologises and reveals reason for withdrawal from Aegon Championships
Nadal , who won his 10th French Open title last Sunday, will not feature at the Queen's Club tournament, which starts Monday. Nadal extended his record at the French Open to 79-2, losing just two matches in thirteen seasons on the French soil.

"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.

Other News

Trending Now

Recreational boat with 150 aboard sinks near Colombian city
Authorities are working together to search for survivors at the Guatape reservoir where the ferry sank. Guatape fills with tourists on long weekends like this one, since Monday is a holiday in Colombia.

Morgan vows England will 'stay true' to beliefs after Pakistan
England were bowled out for 211 and Pakistan eased to their target with 12.5 overs to spare. They will face the winners of today's clash between India and Bangladesh in Sunday's final.

Gay pride parades sound a note of resistance _ and face some
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, the first openly gay person to hold that job, joined the parade with his husband, Michael Shiosaki. New York City revelers waved rainbow flags and carried colorful balloons at the annual pride.

Rear admiral to investigate fatal Navy collision off Japan
Authorities on both sides are still investigating the collision that put in jeopardy the lives of nearly 100 American sailors. It raises the possibility that no one was awake, or at least aware of their surroundings, when the two ships hit.

Trump sends Eid greetings
President Trump instead marked Ramadan with an official statement , delivered May 26, the day before the Islamic holy month began. Since 1999, secretaries of state have nearly always hosted an iftar dinner or a reception at the State Department.

Hyderabad hotel denies Singapore woman accommodation after realising she is single
The site is also working how to filter out properties with similar rules, since policies are added by the hotels themselves. The hotel in question, however, has maintained that its policy did not allow single women and couples to stay in the hotel.

8 years after nationalization, Irish bank back in market
The sale is the biggest flotation in Europe this year, and the share offer was four times oversubscribed. That would imply a market capitalization of 13.3 billion euros at the upper end of the range.

Trump to host Modi in first face-to-face meeting
Posting a picture of the prime minister with the CEOs on Twitter, Bagley said, "strengthening the Indo-US economic partnership". But achieving the full potential of this relationship requires the actual removal of India's economic barriers, they said.

Markets Right Now: Tech gains send S&P 500 to another record
Biotechs were the biggest gainers on the index with Celgene, Regeneron and Amgen trading up between 2 percent and 5 percent. The two-year yield dropped to 1.34 percent from 1.36 percent, and the 30-year yield fell to 2.73 percent from 2.79 percent.

Tourist boat with 150 aboard sinks near Colombian city
People cry as they wait for more information on tourists who were on a ferry that sank in a reservoir in Guatape, Colombia. It was especially crowded on Sunday as Colombians celebrated a long holiday weekend.