US House speaker urges Senate to pass 'something' on healthcare

19 Juillet, 2017, 02:37 | Auteur: Armand Coulomb
  • US House speaker urges Senate to pass 'something' on healthcare

The Senate would vote "in the coming days" on a repeal of former President Barack Obama's signature policy "with a two-year delay to provide for a stable transition period to a patient-centered health care system", McConnell said Monday night.

President Trump further called for the appeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) so that the Republicans can work with a "clean slate" to launch the new healthcare bill.

"We're not going to own it. I'm not going to own it. I can tell you the Republicans are not going to own it. We'll let Obamacare fail and then the Democrats are going to come to us".

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in June said passing a repeal bill would "have to be a Republicans-only exercise".

The Senate plan fell apart Monday night when two GOP senators, Mike Lee of Utah and Jerry Moran of Kansas joined their GOP colleagues Rand Paul of Kentucky and Susan Collins of Maine, in opposition - a development that Trump admitted caught him by surprise.

McConnell could afford to lose only two members of his caucus in the Senate where Republicans hold a slim 52-seat majority.

Obamacare repeal was on the ballot in 2016, and it brought many hesitant GOP voters to the polls.

Très haut débit pour tous d'ici 2020 : est-ce possible ?
Soit. deux ans d'avance sur le plan de la précédente majorité et sur ce que prévoyait le programme du candidat Macron. De ce façon, on ne parlerait plus de " très haut débit " partout en France, mais simplement de "haut débit ".

Asked about his reaction to Lee and Moran opposing the bill, Trump said they had their own reasons.

"We were let down by all of the Democrats and a few Republicans", Trump tweeted.

Republicans need to come to the table and hammer out a solution to the nation's healthcare woes, Rep. Marsha Blackburn said Thursday.

"This second failure of Trumpcare is proof positive that the core of this bill is unworkable."
"You're speaking as if this is over and done and it certainly isn't".

"Well they were not disloyal". An analysis from the Congressional Budget Office published in January found 32 million more people would be uninsured by 2026 under the 2015 repeal bill.

After its initial effort failed to garner enough votes, the House passed its repeal and replace effort in May. "Stay tuned!" he said. "We are disappointed. I am very disappointed because again even as a civilian for seven years on health care, I've been hearing about repeal and replace and Obamacare is a total disaster". Senate Republicans needed at least 50 votes to pass the bill via reconciliation.