Trump suggests deferring GOP health plan push to after 2020

Trump suggests deferring GOP health plan push to after 2020

Trump suggests deferring GOP health plan push to after 2020

President Donald Trump on Monday night backed away from his push for a vote on an Obamacare replacement until after the 2020 elections, bowing to the political reality that major health care legislation can not pass in the current Congress.

US President Donald Trump signalled that he will not press for a vote on a bill to replace Obamacare until after next year's elections, apparently heeding warnings from fellow Republicans about the perils of such a fight during campaign season. In other words it will be far less expensive & much more usable than ObamaCare. He also argued that the Republican plan would be better than Democrat promises of "Medicare for all" which would cause Americans to lose their private health insurance.

McConnell recounted that he had a "good conversation" with the president on Monday and pointed out "the Senate Republicans' view" that working on comprehensive health care legislation with a Democratic House was not something his party planned to do.

Lujan, who is seeking a Senate seat in 2020, cited popular aspects of the law, such as protections for pre-existing conditions that could be threatened by Republicans, and said Democrats' protection of the law could help them also win control of the upper chamber next year.

They encouraged him to focus instead on bipartisan health care changes they could accomplish with Democrats - including lowering prescription drug prices - rather than an overhaul of the "Obamacare" law that's proved futile.

Americans "deserve to know exactly where their representatives stand on the Trump administration's vicious campaign to take away their healthcare", Pelosi said at the rally. Republican congressional leaders quickly sought to distance themselves from Trump's latest drive, mindful that passing such a proposal would be virtually impossible in a divided Congress.

On the issue of health care, President Trump is following a page from the tried-and-(not so)-true Republican playbook - namely mindlessly opposing all Democratic policies while proposing nothing coherent of his own.

Trump's effort to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law narrowly failed in the Senate in 2017.

With Democrats controlling the House, any attempt to dismantle the law could not pass Congress.

"They [the Democrats] want "Medicare-for-All, government takeover of health care and the president wants to see health care returned to the power of the patient", said Sanders, providing no specifics to any potential GOP plan in the works".

"We are working very hard on that", Trump said as he was heading out to a MI rally.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters Tuesday that Trump "wants to talk about the principles".

The White House has yet to decide whether it will take the lead on crafting an Obamacare replacement, they said, or whether the President will punt to Republican lawmakers.

Related news

[an error occurred while processing the directive]