Trump Postpones Move to Dismantle Obamacare

Leslie Hanson
April 5, 2019

McConnell did, however, tell Trump that the senate would do what they could to pass bills that would lower the cost of health care.

"I made clear to him that we were not going to be doing that in the Senate", McConnell told reporters."He did say, as he later tweeted, that he accepted that and he would be developing a plan that he would take to the American people during the 2020 campaign".

Trump says his administration is drawing up a new healthcare plan ahead of the 2020 election that could be implemented soon afterwards, assuming he wins re-election and Republicans win back the House and keep the Senate. ObamaCare is a disaster, far too expensive and deductibility ridiculously high - virtually unusable!

The move, on a pair of largely party-line votes of 51-to-48, will ease the confirmation process for President Trump's nominees to sub-Cabinet positions in federal agencies and speed judicial nominees at the district court level.

At the annual Republican National Congressional Committee Spring Dinner on April 2, Trump said he blamed Republicans' record on health care for them losing the House in 2018.

Under rules in place prior to Wednesday, any senator could force 30 hours of debate on a nominee, even after the Senate has voted to halt a filibuster and move forward with a vote on the nominee's confirmation.

The survey also showed that more than two-thirds of Republicans and Democrats said they are "not at all confident" that elected officials will be able to work together to reduce healthcare costs. He said that Trump "insists he has a magic plan that we can see if only the American people re-elect him".

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pauses while speaking at AIPAC in Washington, U.S., March 26, 2019. Translation: they have no health care plan.

Last week, the Trump administration told a federal appeals court it wants the entire Affordable Care Act struck down, an outcome that could leave millions of people uninsured.

"As health care is pushed to the forefront of the 2020 agenda, our polling suggests President Trump may struggle to attract voters with his promise of a new plan", said Tyler Sinclair of Morning Consult.

But other Democrats, McConnell said, indicated behind the scenes that they could support the rules change provided that it wouldn't take effect until the next administration.

The House's non-binding resolution would also ask the Department of Justice to reverse its decision and protect the law, including provisions regarding coverage for pre-existing conditions. The only thing they want to do is take away insurance from those with existing medical conditions and let the insurance companies run wild with little or no real oversight.

One official said the principles outlined will be similar to past proposals supported by the White House on past failed attempts to reform the health care system, saying it will seek to address affordability, premiums, and protections for pre-existing condition protections.

"The comprehensive campaign by Senate Democrats to delay Senate consideration of presidential nominations is now more than two years old", McConnell said.

"We have the border, we have, if you look at it, immigration, we have a lot", he said.

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