President Donald Trump said Republican health care reform will only come after the 2020 election when, the president assumed, the GOP will retake the House of Representatives and have enough votes to pass a replacement of the Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare.
U.S. Sen. Mike Braun said Wednesday that Republicans should stop talking about repealing the federal Affordable Care Act until they have a concrete proposal to take its place.
President Trump said Tuesday Republicans "can't run away from healthcare" as a political issue and must campaign on a comprehensive reform plan ahead of the 2020 election.
"The Republicans are developing a really great HealthCare Plan with far lower premiums (cost) & deductibles than ObamaCare", he said.
McConnell said the situation had gotten out of hand, with the Senate taking 128 votes to end debate on Trump's nominees during his first two years in office, far more than under other presidents.
"Vote will be taken right after the Election when Republicans hold the Senate & win back the House", Trump declared late Monday on Twitter. Just eight Republicans joined majority Democrats in voting to urge the administration to reverse its assault against Obamacare, as the 2010 Affordable Care Act that overhauled the US healthcare system is popularly known.
After Trump's victory, Senate Republicans faced a filibuster of Neil M. Gorsuch's nomination to fill the Scalia vacancy and executed a party-line change of rules to lower the threshold for all judicial nominees to a simple majority. It will be on full display during the Election as a much better & less expensive alternative to ObamaCare...
No matter what Trump would have people believe, Democrats are the party of health care - and have always been so - and Republicans are the party of taking away people's coverage. In response, I argued that he was putting his party in an uncomfortable position by forcing Republicans to talk about an issue they would much prefer to avoid altogether.
Said Rouda, "The ordinary people whose lives would be upended by this decision have been offered a raw deal: to blow up health care and fix it later".
Repeal and replace can wait.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) leaves a news conference after speaking to reporters earlier this year. "So I think they've got a lot that we can hit to where how's that going to work?" Then he told Senate Republicans that they should be the "party of healthcare" and asked for assistance in writing a new bill, but he got none. He blamed Democrats for dragging their feet on a variety of noncontroversial candidates simply because they were nominated by President Trump.
"The comprehensive campaign by Senate Democrats to delay Senate consideration of presidential nominations is now more than two years old", McConnell said.
"He started this whole thing that we've been wrestling with since 2003, cooked it up, convinced his colleagues to do it", McConnell said.