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GOP, Dem governors agree with Trump, call health bill 'mean'

GOP, Dem governors agree with Trump, call health bill 'mean'”

Hoping to doom the GOP effort, a consumer health group said Sunday it was launching a $1.5 million campaign aimed at pressuring five Republican senators in the closely divided chamber to vote against the bill.

By the way, we now know what President Donald Trump really thinks of the House bill.

Speaking to reporters at the Capitol last week, McConnell - who had previously vowed a much more open legislative process for the health care bill - denied there was any effort to hide the Senate legislation.

Sanders said the Senate health care overhaul measure is particularly objectionable because of the lengths to which Republicans are going to ensure no one finds out what is actually in the bill. Moderate GOP senators have been pushing to ease those efforts.

The Republican-controlled House earlier had voted 67-22 to substitute its tax plan to broaden the sales tax to cellphone service and digital products but leave the tax rate at 6 percent.

While Republican leaders in the Senate, like McConnell, have pitched a vote before the July 4 recess, many in the party have expressed doubt that Republicans will reach that deadline with only 10 legislative days left. Trump said he wanted the Senate version to be "more generous", according to congressional sources.

The Senate voted later Friday to amend the bill and put the registration fee back up to $50 then passed it again. They could walk into McConnell's office and say they'll oppose any bill that is not made public for at least a month of real scrutiny and discussion. "I bet we have the worst roads in the country", she said.

The GOP-controlled Senate is divided over dismantling and replacing major provisions of former President Barack Obama's 2010 law.

The Democratic senator said he is hosting the hearing because GOP leaders have been crafting a bill "in secret with no public input or oversight".

"Many of you have been waiting seven years to cast this vote", Ryan said to the scores of Republican House members present. McConnell is trying to keep the pressure off the many Republican senators who have offered pledges of varying degrees of specificity to protect Medicaid and other aspects of the ACA that benefit their constituents. "My sense is you've got to start to develop a little bipartisan support, and working with Democratic and Republican governors is a good start".

Rep. Knute Buehler, a Bend Republican, argued that in many instances it was consumers, not the health care industry, that would face the brunt of the new taxes, through higher hospital bills and insurance costs.

Just last weekend, Trump used his golf club in Bedminster, N.J., to hold a fundraising event for MacArthur that netted $800,000.

Paul has been less vocal about his opposition than he was when the bill was moving through the House.

"I've had multiple conversations with senators who are interested in making certain that we have a health care system that works for patients. ObamaCare is dead - the Republicans will do much better!"



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