Trump optimistic on health care; some doubtful

Hours after McConnell unveiled the bill Thursday, four other Republican senators said they opposed the measure and several others expressed qualms about it, The Associated Press reported.

As one of five Republican senators that announced opposition to the bill in its current form, Paul said he would consider voting for partial repeal of Obamacare, if there's a stalemate, but argued the Senate bill "isn't anywhere close to repeal".

"I have very serious concerns about the bill", Collins said in an interview with ABC's This Week.

He urged Republicans to work with Democrats by "stop sabotaging Obamacare" and giving up the effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. "And unless it gets fixed, I would - look, I'm against it".

"I don't have the feedback from constituencies who will not have had enough time to review the Senate bill", Johnson said.

"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".

Sen. Christopher S. Murphy, a former House member, said he thought that through the health care exercise, "we may be seeing the Senate fundamentally changing before our eyes". Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is reportedly interested in making sure senators decide on the bill before July 4th. "I haven't seen that yet", Walker told reporters.

Senator Bill Cassidy (R-L.A.) is a physician who worked with low income patients.

Conservatives floated two amendments for toughening up the Senate's Obamacare overhaul this weekend at the influential Koch network's confab of wealthy donors, as Republicans seek ways to win over detractors and tip enough GOP votes for passage.

But the White House never delivered a health care plan from the president.

The Congressional Budget Office issued a report in May saying by 2026, 28 million people would be uninsured under Obamacare and 51 million would be uninsured under the American Health Care Act, the bill House Republicans passed last month.

"Loosen up regulations and mandates, so that Americans can choose to purchase insurance that suits their needs and that they can afford", he wrote. "The Medicaid cuts are the part of the Senate bill that probably give us the most heartburn", Moller said.

President Donald Trump said of senators weighing the health care bill, "I don't think they're that far off", in a "Fox & Friends" segment that aired Sunday, June 25, 2017.

I was diagnosed with stage 3b breast cancer at just 25, and I rely on Medicaid for my care.

The Connecticut Democrat conceded that both sides had used the "nuclear option" to change precedents to eliminate the need for supermajorities on nominations, but legislation should be a different matter. It might not get things done in the timeline the president wants it, but sometimes, to steal and modify a line from ex-Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington, "That's the way politics go".

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