"It would be so great if the Democrats and Republicans could get together, wrap their arms around it and come up with something that everybody's happy with", the United States president said. But if you offer me 90 percent repeal, I'd probably would vote it.
Trump said he thought Republicans in the US Senate were doing enough to push through the bill and criticised Democrats for their opposition. "The level of hostility". "It is one of many factors, and a very important one that I will consider when casting my vote", she said on ABC's This Week Sunday. That obviously means he isn't a firm no because he could easily change his mind as the bill is amended in the coming days - or as Johnson himself put it, he's "not a yes yet" - but for now he's a problem for those who really want this thing to go through.
Senator Ron Johnson, a Republican who like Paul came out against the health care bill draft last week, said the vote should be delayed. Collins, from ME, told the same show she was doubtful that the bill could pass this week, adding that she was very concerned about the proposals' impact on older people and the most vulnerable. Conservatives like Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) think it doesn't go far enough and have branded it "Obamacare Lite" whereas more moderate members of Medicaid expansion states are concerned needy patients would be hurt by Medicaid reforms or defunding Planned Parenthood.
"I think right now - with President [Donald] Trump's shocking upset of the establishment still fresh in our minds - would be a good time for Congress to add a new ingredient to its legislative sausage: a dash of humility".
US Senator Susan Collins said seven to eight other senators, including herself, were troubled by provisions that she believes could cut Medicaid even more than the US House version.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said on "Meet the Press" he stands by his tweet that the Republican legislation would lead to the deaths of thousands of Americans because they would be unable to get treatment for serious conditions and the only way to provide adequate health care for Americans is to adopt Medicare for all and pledged to work toward a single-payer system.
Ever since Obamacare was enacted in 2010 without any Republican votes, House Republicans voted dozens of times to repeal it, a futile effort as long as Obama was president. "We don't see them as cuts, it's slowing the rate of growth in the future and getting Medicaid back to where it was", she said.
Schumer says Democrats have made clear they would be willing to work with Republicans to pass a Senate bill if they agree to drop a repeal of the Affordable Care Act and instead work to improve it. "We don't have too much of a choice, because the alternative is the dead carcass of Obamacare".
"It's not going to get any easier", he told reporters. So there is well look their theme is resist. Republicans plan to use "budget reconciliation" to pass the bill with no Democrat support.