This won’t just go away because Conservitive Republicans keep mentioning ‘Repeal’, which is a goner with THIS Senate….
Donald Trump wants a deal and win….No Matter what it is….
And it is no fluke that he keeps trying to bring the Democrats into the picture with his adopted party…
None at ALL…
Key Senate Republicans are urgently trying to get President Donald Trump to reconsider his apparent opposition to a bipartisan deal shoring up health insurance markets, several senators said Thursday morning.
Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who negotiated the deal with Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, both spoke to the president about it on Wednesday evening. Trump has variously praised the deal and trashed it as a “bailout” of insurance companies, and both Graham and Alexander are trying to pull him back from the brink.
In a conversation on Wednesday, Trump told Graham: “I want a deal. I want to get something for this money,” Graham recounted. The South Carolina Republican responded by explaining that Republicans’ bills to repeal and replace Obamacare continued the law’s subsidy payments and argued the plan is a bridge to the Obamacare repeal bill he wrote with Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.).
“I told him that if Graham-Cassidy became law tomorrow, you’ve got two or three years before this thing gets implemented. You’ve got to do something in the interim period,” Graham said in an interview. “You can’t save Obamacare but you can keep the markets from collapsing until we get a replacement, which will be Graham-Cassidy.”
Alexander said it was his fourth phone call from the president over the last 10 days…..
In the end?
I keep mentioning here that Republicans WILL HAVE TO make deals with the Democrats and ignore the rightwingnuts of the party to get ANY major legislation passed…
It IS the way the Congress is designed to work….