Trump tells senators House health bill 'mean'

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"If you don't have language, sure you have a sense but your sense could be wrong".

The President will likely accept whatever they come up with - "Pretty obviously (he's) not a details guy", one Republican aide said - but will eventually be called on to help rally support for the final product. The House bill would eliminate those subsidies and offer tax credits instead. "You're free to ask anybody anything".

Trump said Tuesday healthcare reform will happen "as soon as we can". Trump said he wants the Senate version to be "more generous", the sources said.

Mr. Trump lauded the House's health care bill when it passed last month, hosting a celebratory event in the White House Rose Garden with GOP members of Congress.

"This is incredibly complex and from my standpoint, I need a whole lot more information before I agree to vote yes on a bill", Johnson said in a statement. In addition, they want to have a quick vote before July 4, 2017.

Axios reported on Monday that the Republican Senate bill will not be released to the public for review before it is sent to the Congressional Budget Office for a rating. There were no hearings held about the legislation.

When the CBO did issue its report, three weeks after the House rammed its bill through, it estimated that the House's handiwork would mean that 23 million more Americans would be without health coverage than under the current law. "Put the bill out there and let us debate it and let us amend it". "Do you intend to have any hearings before the bill comes to the floor?"

If Trump feels this strongly about the Republican health care bill, why does he keep praising it in public? Disagreements between conservatives and moderates have slowed progress on the bill.

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While all eyes were on James Comey, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set about destroying health-care coverage for Americans. GOP Sen. Rand Paul led a particularly memorable search expedition around the Capitol looking for the bill he said was being kept under lock and key.

"I have none planned, Senator Murray", Alexander replied. Some reportedly favor an even longer phase-out period to give states more time to pick up the slack.

The American Health Care Act to replace the Affordable Care Act narrowly passed the House, and is now in the Senate, where it is expected to be revised. "You couldn't have a more partisan process than what you're engaged in right now". "But we're working hard to get there". John Hoeven, a North Dakota Republican taking part in the negotiations. "But I think the passion's going up on each side".

"Well, I think we're not anxious so much about that as we are getting it together so we can get a majority to vote for it", said Hatch, a grandee who has served in the Senate for 40 years.

"The total bill hasn't been resolved", he said. "That's not good. We're trying to do it from a one-party perspective because no Democrat is willing to help us. But it's the way we're having to do it". "We're going to have to really look very carefully".

Some Republicans who have largely been left outside the deliberations say they can't predict what they'll do.

Conservatives like Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have also come out against a slower phase-out of this funding, making a compromise more hard.

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