"It's going to be a good bill", Trump said in a separate Fox News interview to air on Sunday. That's because unanimous opposition is expected from Democrats in a chamber in which Republicans hold a narrow 52-48 majority. "But that's up to the majority leader".
Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey appeared on Sunday's Face the Nation backing up the Senate Republican health care bill. Other Republican lawmakers have also voiced reservations, casting doubt on the outcome. Under questioning by Stephanopoulos, Collins did not say whether the Planned Parenthood funding would make or break her decision on the health care bill.
He told reporters at a private gathering hosted by the libertarian Koch brothers in Colorado that Trump will be "important" in securing the final votes. Let's not rush this process.
For the past seven years, Republicans have worked to repeal Obamacare.
The president is promising some last minute changes to the Senate Republican healthcare bill to try to secure enough votes to get the legislation passed.
Sandoval said the Senate bill "is something that needs to change".
In an effort to pass health care legislation, Sen. Mike Lee and Texas Sen.
That could add Heller's name to Trump's call list.
His surprise slam came just one month after Trump took to the Rose Garden with fellow Republicans to celebrate the House narrowly passing its version of the Obamacare replacement bill. And the president called Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren "somebody that's just got a lot of hatred".
Behind the scenes, several members of Trump's team have been active in discussions with Senate leaders, including chief of staff Reince Priebus; legislative director Marc Short; domestic policy chief Andrew Bremberg, who's a former aide to McConnell; Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price; and Seema Verma, who oversees Medicare and Medicaid.
That's not sitting well with GOP Sen.
US Senator Ron Johnson is one of the five senators opposing the bill. One of the things, of course, they say is that by making it less expensive for young people - would also make it more expensive for older people - more young people might go ahead and purchase insurance. "I might vote for 80 percent repeal". "We should not be voting on this next week", he said on NBC's "Meet the Press".
Imagine you are negotiating with two creditors who say you owe them $1,000and you insist you owe nothing.
That the Koch network quickly panned the Senate bill is no surprise. Considerably more generous than the house. The Times also reports that Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska is on the fence, despite specific provisions in the bill meant to benefit her state.
Collins spoke on ABC's "This Week".
"We've been disappointed that movement's not been more dramatic toward a full repeal or a broader rollback of this onerous law Obamacare", said Tim Phillips, who heads Americans for Prosperity, the largest of the Koch network's advocacy groups.
And under this proposal, what they're saying is, we're no longer going to figure out what it costs and then share it.
Trump said it was hard to weigh competing forces while drafting the bill, but that the bill revealed by the Senate this week was a good start.