Yesterday the White House and Republicans where joyful in having VP Pence break the tie to have a vote of a Senate Healthcare Repeal effort….
Last night they tried to get a Conservative leaning bill, with the Ted Cruz Amendment in it passed….
That effort went down in flames with Conservatives, Moderates and of course Democratic Senator ‘s voting TOGETHER against the effort….
This STILL ain’t gonna be easy for MitCH McConnel the Senate Majority Leader who is now talking about repeal ‘Light’…..
And may end up having to get Minority leader Schumer to give him Democratic help to get around the Republicans in his own party….
Of course that would NOT amount to ‘Repeal’ would it?
Health and Human Services secretary Tom Price suggested this morning that the Trump administration wants any Affordable Care Act repeal bill that can pass the Senate. “What gets us to 50 votes so that we can move forward on a health-care reform legislation … that’s what needs to happen,” he said on CNBC, adding that the Senate should aim for a “lowest common denominator” bill.
Why it matters: Price’s comments could add momentum to talk of a “skinny repeal” bill, which might just repeal a few pieces of the ACA and give the Senate something to take into conference negotiations with the House. But they could also add to the perception that President Trump doesn’t really care about the details — which could make it tough for Republicans to defend whatever they do pass….
Trump has quipped ( ? ) that HHS Price could lose his job if there is no Repeal Bill….
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