The president vowed to “fight them” in 2018 if they do not get behind him. So where did all that self-professed skill go when 30 far-right Congressmen stood in the way of Trump’s biggest campaign promise?
Were we to think creatively, rather than politically, OR could be a frontrunner in the push for a single-payer health care system.
Ryan said he did not tell Nunes to brief Trump but that Nunes made that decision himself. Disregarding the fact that the loss came with both houses of Congress under Republican control, Trump’s inability to overcome the House Freedom Caucus’ objections proves, once more, a fundamental fact about this president: Donald Trump is a fraud. Massie was “hell no”. “We all came to D.C. running to repeal Obamacare”, Brat said. “I do not believe that’s the case”, he said. I’ve kept that promise by voting to repeal President Obama’s signature health care law or significant portions of it 52 times in the past six years, and almost all of my House Republican colleagues joined me in doing that.
Since the bill’s failure, Trump has aimed a significant amount of his frustration at the Freedom Caucus.
Trump even noted this potential problem with a Thursday morning tweet aimed at House conservatives who some blame for the health care reform debacle. “We all want a system in health care where everyone can have access to affordable coverage”.
Yet the same voters who backed their local lawmaker for opposing the bill showed patience with Trump. I think it was a missed opportunity. Schakowsky decried House Speaker Paul Ryan’s decision to continue his attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Some argue he was too willing to accept pieces of “Obamacare.”.
“This is a can-do president, who’s a business guy, who wants to get things done, and I know that he wants to get things done with a Republican Congress”, Ryan told CBS. Trump also planned to increase premiums for older individuals while keeping them low for young people, which would cause premiums to increase over the next two years. “Nancy (Pelosi) and I see things very, very differently”.
“We’re listening to people, and if we can make improvements to this bill, all the better”, Ryan said. That’s why he was happy to see Tennessee Rep. Scott DesJarlais oppose it.
Gary French, a minister from Buckner in Massie’s district, said it was a “piece-meal” bill and his representative was right in opposing it.
Once that’s done, they can turn to Medicare, another unsustainable government account.
“The idea that the center of gravity is in the left side of the caucus is a disgusting way of legislating, and we’re getting precisely the the result of that with this disfunction”, McIntosh said, adding that leadership should get “buy in from conservatives first”. Republican Reps. Rob Wittman, R-1st, and Barbara Comstock, R-10th, also said they would have voted no. Reps. But I don’t think it’s a stretch of the mind to suggest that the Democrats disagree with us on repealing Obamacare. He said he was going to put forth infrastructure. Yesterday, however, Gaetz, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, voted with his party to help keep the tax returns under wrap. If the House Freedom Caucus is going to stick to their guns and Paul Ryan has indicated he’s not going to work with Democrats, nearly nothing can get done, especially looking forward to something as hard as the tax overhaul that they’d like to accomplish. The House bill had already divided GOP senators and would have required major changes to pass. During the administration’s first news conference since the bill’s failure, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the president’s abandoning of the bill equated to walking away from a bad deal.
Republicans must go back to the drawing board as soon as possible to figure out how to deliver what they have been promising for years: better-quality care that doesn’t bankrupt the country.