President Trump pushes Republican Senators, Friday to work harder to deliver the promise to repeal Obamacare, CNN reports.
President Trump wrote on Twitter from Paris where he invited for Bastille Day celebrations by French President Emmanuel Macron, that Vice President Mike Pence was working to move the health care plan “and getting our wonderful Republican Senators to do what is right for the people.”
Trump wrote; “After all of these years of suffering thru Obamacare, Republican Senators must come through as they have promised”.
After all of these years of suffering thru ObamaCare, Republican Senators must come through as they have promised!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2017
According to reports, Senate Republican leaders released a revised plan on Thursday to replace Obamacare, but once again drew criticism from senators on both sides of the political divide within the Republican party, indicating a treacherous path for the bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell must navigate through all this to pass a health care bill and make good on the seven-year mission of the Republicans’ seven-year mission to rip out the Affordable Care Act.
“The American people deserve better than the pain of Obamacare. They deserve better care. And the time to deliver that to them is next week,” McConnell said.
McConnell cannot afford to lose more than two Republican senators in order to win passage. Several senators, including Shelley Moore Capito, Rob Portman, and John McCain, had concerns about the legislation and particularly its Medicaid cuts. Two other Republican senators, Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy, complicated matters by announcing an alternative plan.
McConnell has planned for a vote on the retooled bill next week.