Former Gov. Heineman says Sen. Sasse man to lead health care reform

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Congressional Republicans' latest last-ditch effort to repeal and replace Obamacare looks quite a bit like Obamacare, only meaner.

Republicans are steeling themselves for attacks on their health care negotiations over the Fourth of July recess, when activists are planning to pressure any members of Congress they see at public events.

Sasse said it's time for lawmakers to roll up their sleeves and get to work.

Asked if he preferred to do permanent tax reform, which cannot increase the federal deficit, or pass short-term tax cuts, Short said, "what's most important is to get the economy growing so people can get back to work".

On Thursday, Senate Republicans were considering breaking a stalemate over what their replacement bill should do by preserving a tax boost Obama's law imposed on high earners. To understand the prospects of such a thing, recall the most important political distinction about health care: Republicans hate Obamacare, but they are mostly indifferent about the Affordable Care Act.

Republicans have been talking about repealing Obamacare's taxes since before the bill be became law. Conservative Senator Rand Paul also backed the idea. And the fact that, if passed, this bill will reroute billions of dollars from health care coverage and into the pockets of billionaires makes it clear where the primary concerns of our elected representatives lie.

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Paul, who re-tweeted Trump on Friday morning, later fired off a second tweet saying he had spoken to Trump and the Senate GOP leadership "about this and agree".

Sen. Mike LeeMike LeeGOP senator: "It's not going to do any good" to comment on Trump's tweets GOP senators warming to repeal then replace on ObamaCare Lee on healthcare: Lumping too much into one bill dooms its chances MORE (R-Utah) during an interview that aired Sunday warned that putting too much into one piece of legislation makes it more hard for it to pass.

US President Donald Trump issued a blunt challenge to Republican senators to repeal ObamaCare now and replace it "at a later date" if they are unable to strike a deal on more comprehensive legislation.

Later, in early May, Trump hailed a bill narrowly approved by House Republicans that the CBO said would leave 23 million Americans without insurance by 2026, only to spurn it recently as too "mean" to many Americans. That's what we think needs to be done. The health care plan is heavily criticized being mostly a set of tax cuts for the wealthy payed for through gutting Medicaid. "This is how sequester happened, because we thought we could fix the problem and never did". Addressing Republicans in Elizabethtown, Ky., he said that while the current health care bill remains challenging, "we are going to stick with that path" and that "failure has to be possible or you can't have success".

On Tuesday, a revolt of republican senators has forced the majority to postpone to July, the debates and votes scheduled for this week.

"The message is that they're trying to find more money to throw at the problem", says Dan Holler, Heritage Action's vice president.