Bill stops tax credits for those in USA illegally

One Republican Senator, Bob Corker, said at the time the bill had "zero" chance in the Senate.

But the comment belies the celebratory Rose Garden ceremony Trump hosted earlier this year when the House passed the bill and the President championed it as "incredibly well crafted" and "terrific".

The uproar about a Senate health care bill that critics say is being written in secret comes just weeks after similar accusations were leveled at House Republicans. Moderate GOP senators have been pushing to ease those efforts. Republicans control 52 of the 100 seats in the Senate, but there are divisions within the party over the content of the reform bill. They spoke on condition of anonymity to reveal a closed-door conversation.

He reportedly said the Senate version of the bill should be "more generous".

House Republicans "have done (their) job", Trump said in OH, and "now it is the Senate's turn to act, and again, I hope they are going to act in a very positive manner".

Their descriptions of Trump's words differed slightly.

"There are third rails that they can touch in the bill", David McIntosh, president of the Club for Growth, said. Republicans hope to pass their bill this summer before they leave for the August recess.

That new bill is being crafted in private by the Senate's Republicans.

The measure's final version reflected a compromise by conservative leader Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., and centrist Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-N.J.

Maybe this brain trust can solve the puzzle and find a way to actually control health care costs, improve quality, expand access and not break the budget.




The White House declined to comment.

The Republican plan would likely generate an initial economic growth spurt from the tax cuts aimed at higher-income taxpayers, Leighton Ku, director of the Center for Health Policy Research at the Milken Institute School for Public Health said in a statement. "You couldn't have a more partisan process than what you're engaged in right now".

Now, while the media and American citizens are fixated on each daily warp of the soap operatic presidency of Donald Trump, McConnell has huddled behind locked doors with his Republican loyalists and favored lobbyists to assemble a healthcare scheme that will disassemble Obamacare.

Axios reported that one of the aides, who remained anonymous, said, "We aren't stupid", when asked why the Republicans weren't releasing the bill prior to a vote.

MacArthur's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Trump's description of the bill MacArthur helped resuscitate.

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

U.S. President Donald Trump (C) attends a lunch meeting with members of Congress at the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 13, 2017.

"But, what I will say is he does believe, and I think, we can improve upon the House product ... and get a bill that is more workable for the American people", Thune added. "ObamaCare is dead - the Republicans will do much better!"

Then, they can direct attention to where it has always belonged - to improving Obamacare rather than repealing it to settle political scores.

Senators are seriously considering keeping in place some ObamaCare taxes for longer than the House-passed bill would as they seek to draft healthcare legislation that can pass their chamber with a simple majority.

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