Trump slams Democratic 'obstruction' on health reform

Koch network ramps up political spending while trying to push Trump team

Koch network ramps up political spending while trying to push Trump team

Dean Heller (R-NV) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) feel the bill is too harsh.

Making a final push, President Donald Trump said he doesn't think congressional Republicans are "that far off" on a health overhaul to replace "the dead carcass of Obamacare".

Democrats were hoping to scare off as many Republican votes as possible by planning efforts around the country to criticize the measure. Senator Orrin Hatch's staff responded to Sanders' tweet shortly after, dismissing the former presidential hopeful's criticism as partisan hyperbole.

"Democrats in Congress created this calamity and now, if we don't act, millions more Americans will be hurt by Obamacare's deepening death spiral", President Trump said.

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"Small tweaks over the course of the next couple weeks, under the guise of making these bills easier to stomach, can not change the fundamental meanness at the core of this legislation", he wrote in a Facebook post Thursday.

One key lawmaker attending the weekend summit at the luxurious Broadmoor Hotel, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus and a chief negotiator on the House bill, outlined two key changes to the bill that he said could likely win enough conservative support for passage. The Senate bill would end the Affordable Care Act's expansion of Medicaid to millions of low-income Americans. Senate Democratic leader Charles E. Schumer's office put out a list of such offers, including a June 15 letter from Schumer to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell calling for a cross-party meeting to "find a way to make health care more affordable and accessible".

"It's going to be very hard to get me to a yes", he said, noting that conservative Republican senators would likely be reluctant to add spending back to the measure. "It would be so great if Democrats and Republicans could get together, wrap their arms around it, and come up with something that everybody's happy with". But both versions permit states to say insurers can reinstate caps on coverage and stop paying for essential health benefits, such as prescriptions, maternity care and substance abuse treatment.

For the past seven years, Republicans have worked to repeal Obamacare. In a follow up post, he added, "The President promised we'd get exhausted of winning & a lot of people in the media are getting exhausted, but they better get used to it".

How major US stock market indexes fared on Monday
TECH REBOUND: Technology stocks in the S&P 500 rose 1.3 percent, the largest gain among the 11 sectors that make up the index. The euro fell to 1.1147 dollars from 1.1195 dollars, and the British pound slipped to 1.2729 dollars from 1.2780 dollars.

'They fight wars, they lose limbs, you know lives, they've gone through so much and I've always felt like they weren't appreciated, ' he said. "But I think they're going to get there", Trump said of Republican Senate leaders.

It's crunch time in the nation's capital as the Senate bill to replace Obamacare appears to be in jeopardy.

The KFF poll notes that "proposed Medicaid changes were not initially a major point of discussion surrounding consideration of the House bill... which may partly explain why many respondents were unaware of its effect".

An analysis from the Congressional Budget Office is due as soon as Monday and vote by the full Senate is planned for Thursday.

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"I don't think he's leading it", Trump said. "And without the individual mandate, that sort of adverse selection, the death spiral, the elevated premiums, all of that that's going on gets worse under this bill".

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