Pro-Trump Group's Attack Ads Put Pressure GOP Senator Opposing ObamaCare Overhaul

Posted June 26, 2017

He said Friday he would vote against the bill in its current form but did not rule out supporting a revamped, final version of it.

"We have a few people that are - I think you can say modestly - they're not standing on the rooftop screaming, they want to get some points".

"Yes, I'll consider partial repeal", he said.

Trump, in a pretaped interview with "Fox & Friends", said it would be "so easy" to pass a new health care bill to replace the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act, if there were more bipartisanship among lawmakers.

Cassidy's concerns have critics of the Senate bill hoping they can persuade him to oppose the proposal. Sen.

American Nurses Association President Pamela Cipriano holds up a list of essential health benefits as she discusses the effects of the proposed Republican healthcare legislation on families at a news conference.

Republican Senator Rand Paul (Kentucky) said, "It keeps the preexisting condition, keeps the regulations, and then subsidizes the death spiral".

Unless those holdouts can be swayed, their numbers are more than enough to torpedo the measure developed in private by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and deliver a bitter defeat for the president.

"I chose to expand the Medicaid Program, to require managed care for most enrollees and to implement a state based health insurance exchange", Sandoval said in a January letter to House Republican leaders.

"Bottom line everybody costs are going to go up, health care coverage is going to go down", Stabenow said.

The bill would cut and redesign the Medicaid program for low-income and disabled people, and erase taxes on higher earners and the medical industry that helped pay for the roughly 20 million Americans covered by Obama's law. The bill would also give states much greater flexibility in running their own Medicaid programs.

"As now drafted, this bill draft does not do almost enough to lower premiums", Cruz said in a separate statement to reporters.

"If I have enough time to evaluate the bill, get the input from Wisconsinites, how does this affect them in their lives, in the end I'll take a look at any bill, whether it's been modified or not, to determine if this is enough improvement over the current system to garner a yes vote", Johnson told CNN. Trump added: "We're going to have to see. but [there has] been no collusion, no obstruction, and virtually everybody agrees to that". "We don't have too much of a choice, because the alternative is the dead carcass of Obamacare".

Heller, a Republican who is up for re-election in 2018, is the Democrats' top target in the upcoming cycle. Facing unanimous Democratic opposition, McConnell can afford to lose just two of the 52 GOP senators and still prevail.

"It would be so great if the Democrats and Republicans could get together, wrap their arms around it and come up with something that everybody's happy with", the president said. "Their theme is resist".

He said they had "at best, a 50-50 chance". Johnson spoke on NBC's "Meet the Press".