President Trump on Friday tweeted encouragement to Republicans on the Hill to “do what is right for the people” and get their “failed ObamaCare replacement approved.”
Republican leaders unveiled a new health care bill Thursday in their effort to deliver on seven years of promises to repeal and replace “Obamacare.” They immediately lost two key votes, leaving none to spare as the party’s own divisions put its top campaign pledge in serious jeopardy.
Trump declared a day earlier that failure would make him “very angry” and that he would blame Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
“I will be at my desk, pen in hand!” Trump tweeted while in Paris marking Bastille Day with French President Macron.
After all of these years of suffering thru ObamaCare, Republican Senators must come through as they have promised!
The reworked bill McConnell presented to fellow Republicans aims to win conservatives’ support by letting insurers sell low-cost, skimpy policies. At the same time, he seeks to placate hesitant moderates by adding billions to combat opioid abuse and help consumers with skyrocketing insurance costs.