Time to take back American health care

Senate Republicans are expected to debate the budget proposal over the next few days.

But following the Democrats closed-door meeting with Obama, newly ensconced Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer of NY mocked Trump and the Republican leadership, arguing that they are trapped in their commitment to repeal Obamacare, but with no consensus on how to replace it.

Successful passage of the measure would allow a detailed follow-up repeal bill to pass through Congress without fear of a filibuster by Senate Democrats.

He also suggested Democrats turn the tables and refer to the GOP's potential new plan as "Trumpcare" to highlight the differences.

So without Obamacare, Republicans are left with nothing. "It's one thing to say to people this is what you can get, it's another thing to say this is what will be taken away from you". "I think it would not be the right path for us to repeal ObamaCare without laying out a path forward", Cotton said on MSNBC Thursday evening.

While the GOP agrees, Sen. President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to repeal the ACA, but potential changes beyond that are unclear.

"The American people voted decisively for a better future for health care in this country and we are determined to give them that", Mike Pence said.

Ahead of Pence's press conference with Congressional leadership, the president-elect went on a Twitter rant blaming Democrats for "massive increases" in premiums and saying the law will "fall of its own weight". "I remember all those promises".

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But when they are given the advantage of playing against a team with 10 men for 75 minutes, the task is nearly impossible. He said: "In the first half we weren't where we wanted to be in terms of keeping possession and creating chances.

Which gets us to the third big reason Republicans can't come up with a replacement. Since President Obama ramrodded his signature bill through Congress, turnabout, it seems, is fair play.

Another lawmaker in the room said the mood among Democrats was "fired up". But I'm not sure that would work politically.

Some lawmakers on Tuesday questioned the wisdom of planning clashing meetings, each created to advance a partisan agenda. Chuck Schumer, Democrat from NY, succeeding Sen.

The president argued he had no "pride of authorship" over the law that colloquially bears his name, adding that it wasn't he who had dubbed it "Obamacare". If we had had a better way to do this, we would have done it.

Hmmm. Congressional Republicans might have a problem on their hands. Republicans have a 52-seat majority in the Senate, over the 46 Democrats and two independents who generally caucus with them.

Republicans hope to pass a budget that paves the way for a repeal through a process known as budget reconciliation, which will require just a simple majority to pass the Senate.

In a series of tweets on Thursday, Trump disparaged a potential Democratic ally with a nickname, criticized Obamacare, and called for a bi-partisan replacement plan. He said it would set up a "cliff" with harmful consequences if lawmakers fail to approve a replacement in time. "For mark my words, Obamacare will continue to unravel and wreak havoc for years to come", he wrote. They will attempt to reach across the aisle to include Democrats in that solution, a step that President Obama should be actively encouraging.


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