White House: Media Making Obamacare Look like 'Rainbows and Puppies'

  • White House: Media Making Obamacare Look like 'Rainbows and Puppies'

White House: Media Making Obamacare Look like 'Rainbows and Puppies'

He also argued that one factor that was encouraging the use of high-deductible plans in the broader insurance market was the Cadillac tax, a pending excise tax on the most luxurious employer-sponsored health plans, which had incentivized employers to shift toward high deductible plans. Hence, the charm offensive.

The White House confirmed that military spending would increase by $54 billion, with subsequent non-defence cuts in that amount.

Said Couey, "At the time, and you might be able to tell from the expression on my face, I was trying to fight back tears because I could not believe somebody would give me that moment". And by next year he says those counties may have even fewer options.

With Republican control of the White House and legislature, it seems the unthinkable might actually happen- the repeal of Obamacare. And in an attempt to simultaneously preserve some Obamacare-era protections for the 20 million-plus Americans covered under the law, while scrapping other provisions despised by a conservative Republican base, the House leadership appears to have galvanized just about everyone other than the White House against the plan.

"Federal workers we represent are anxious about their jobs and about the ability of their agencies to carry out their missions under such austere conditions: making sure our air and water are clean; inspecting new foods and medicines; shutting down financial scams that prey on consumers; maintaining our national parks; and safeguarding nuclear materials, just to name a few". "The government's gonna pay for it", he said, raising right-wing eyebrows and ire, as he did when he rightfully praised Canada's superior universal health care system.

Nearly from Day One, Trump has been inviting lawmakers to the White House for meetings, get-to-know-you dinners, and bowling at the White House bowling alley. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said on ABC's This Week.

But if that person is 64 years old, he would be hurt by the Republican bill. Once it does it's going to be a thing of beauty.

Speculation that one would be used has increased as Republicans air their opposition to the bill as it is.

But this wooing of Congress doesn't stop with the Freedom Caucus.

Republican Senator Rob Portman, whose home state of OH sits on the southern shores of Lake Erie, expressed concern about media reports saying the Trump budget had penciled in sharp cuts in a cleanup program for the Great Lakes. And had lunch with one more, South Carolina Sen. Instead, Trump said, Obamacare was "very, very failed and failing". Graham got swamped with calls and had to change it. "Hopefully we'll come up with something that's going to be really terrific". "I think this would be good for the country". The risk for House members is that their votes could prompt a backlash in the 2018 congressional elections. "However, I'm not in the job of having evidence; that's what investigations are for".

Trump concluded his remarks by calling Obamacare a "horrible thing". "He was like really engaging".

"If a new law is passed that dismantles a lot of the things that now exist, Mr. Trump will own it all", says Hart. He also refused to say what he ate, only saying it was "delicious".

Trump is planning to host Chinese President Xi Jinping at a two-day summit next month, according to media reports, as his administration seeks to smooth relations with the world's second-largest economy. They discussed a shared goal of bringing down prescription drug prices. "And then, if you don't do that, you are breaking your word", Ryan said. "It's the fact that you're listening". The thing about him is when you're in the room he puts full attention on you.

But passing bills is about ultimately getting votes. Trump has so far embraced the bill.