Politics Trump says "the Democrats are really in our way" on health care

00:06  08 june  2017
00:06  08 june  2017 Source:   CBS News

Top GOP senator admits it's 'unlikely' Republicans will pass health care this year

  Top GOP senator admits it's 'unlikely' Republicans will pass health care this year Republican Sen. Richard Burr (N.C.) on Thursday offered a less than heartening assessment of his party's chances of passing a health-care bill. "It's unlikely that we will get a health-care deal," Burr, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, added that the version of the American Health Care Act that passed the House last month was "not a good plan" and was "dead on arrival." Last week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel (R-Ky.) also evinced concerns about the bill, saying, "I don't know how we get to [50 votes] at the moment, but that's the goal.

" The Democrats are really in our way ," the president said in remarks at the Cincinnati airport, prior to another event on infrastructure. Mr. Trump expressed confidence in the ability of GOP senators to successfully pass a GOP health care bill, declaring, "Republicans or bust."

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The president blamed congressional Democrats for slowing the passage of the GOP House health care bill, the American Health Care Act (AHCA).

"The Democrats are really in our way," the president said in remarks at the Cincinnati airport, prior to another event on infrastructure. He spoke with what he called "ObamaCare victims" standing by his side. He told supporters that Democrats "are destroying health care in this country."

Mr. Trump expressed confidence in the ability of GOP senators to successfully pass a GOP health care bill, declaring, "Republicans or bust."

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Uncertainty over Obamacare is creating a " Trump tax" on health care , says Meaghan Smith. As Republicans struggle with their economic agenda, Democrats are searching for a new one. And they appear in a mood to take risks.

The Heritage Foundation, Cato Institute, Tea Party Patriots, FreedomWorks, and Americans for Prosperity, among many other conservative groups, have also said they do not support the AHCA in its current form. Trump ’s claim about the alleged “great progress” being made on health care reform

He also blamed Democrats for the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed under former President Obama, referring to it as "the Obamacare catastrophe created by congressional Democrats."

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The House GOP's AHCA, which seeks to repeal and replace the ACA, narrowly passed through the House in May, and now, the Senate is working on its own version. Republican senators are more divided over the bill,however, and the timing of their vote is uncertain, although it may happen as soon as this month.

In his speech, the president criticized the ACA for its "horrendous" coverage, leaving people with "fewer choices" and said it was the reason health care providers are "leaving states." On Tuesday, Anthem, one of the nation's biggest health insurers says it will not return to Ohio's public insurance exchanges next year, which could leave consumers in 20 counties without an option for buying individual coverage on the exchange.

"Obamacare is in a total death spiral and the problems will only get worse if Congress fails to act," Mr. Trump said.

Schumer wants all-Senate meeting on health care .
<p>The Senate Democratic leader is calling for the meeting as Democrats push Republicans to drop their effort to repeal and replace Obamacare.</p>Schumer sent Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) a letter on Friday asking for an all-senators meeting to talk about the GOP legislation, which hasn't been finalized, adding both parties "need to come together to find solutions to America's challenges.

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