Trump tells senators House health bill 'mean'

  • Trump tells senators House health bill 'mean'

Trump tells senators House health bill 'mean'

Utah's two senators and 13 of their Republican colleagues sat down with President Donald Trump on Tuesday about efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act but were tight-lipped about the meeting afterward.

On May 4, the House passed the ACHA, under the leadership of House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin).

Capitol Hill sources who asked not to be named said Trump described the version of the legislation that passed the House last month as "mean". Disagreements between conservatives and moderates have slowed progress on the bill.

The White House pressured the House to vote quickly on its healthcare bill in the spring, creating a tense process that Thune said Senate Republicans were looking to avoid.

A Cruz confidant, House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows says it's a hard choice.

A month after praising the House-approved bill and ensuring it was "incredibly well-crafted", Trump urged the senators to make substantial changes to the same bill, which has been created to replace President Barack Obama's health reform implemented in 2010, but still needs the Senate's approval, according to legislative sources cited by media outlets CNN and The Hill.

Another congressional source said Trump used a vulgar phrase to describe the bill and urged the senators to make it "more generous".

Trump told reporters after the meeting that the Senate would come out with a "real bill, not Obamacare".

Before the meeting with Senate Republicans began in earnest, the president told his guests that the Senate version will be "generous, kind, with heart". "That's what I'm saying".

Trump indicated further resources may be needed to reform Obamacare, telling the senators, "That may be adding additional money into it", according to Reuters.

The most recent audit of the House bill on May 24 found it would leave 23 million Americans uninsured by 2026.

Remember this when you vote: They took $800 billion from health care and transferred it to the richest people in the country, their base. President Donald Trump supports the bill, with the Whit. In fact, the ACA was debated vigorously for an entire year.

Trump's remarks were a surprising critique of a Republican-written House measure whose passage he lobbied for and praised. That bill was widely criticized for allowing states to seek waivers from insurance protections for people with pre-existing health conditions. They also seem to undercut efforts by Senate conservatives to impose restrictions in their chamber's legislation, such as curbing the Medicaid health care program for the poor and limiting the services insurers must cover.

Senate GOP leaders are now writing their healthcare bill, though Democrats and even some fellow Republicans have not seen any of the legislative text.

He also informed the lawmakers, who represented politically diverse views from across the Republican spectrum, that he expected the Senate to come up with something more generous, according to four congressional aides who were briefed on the discussion and spoke on the condition of anonymity.

"Americans won't forget that @HouseGOP passed a "mean" bill to rip healthcare from millions then celebrated @ the WH", said Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said senators are closer to bringing up a proposal, and other Republicans have predicted for some time that a bill would be ready for a vote before the August recess.