Trump urges bipartisan health-care deal

Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray are pictured. | Getty Images

This is the one item we will never agree on…. The President did seek to replace but it was not something he was actively seeking…. Congress did not campaign on remove and replace, only remove. So remove the damn thing.


President Trump this week urged Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) to push a short-term ObamaCare fix, although he insisted that the old health-care law is “dead.” Alexander said Trump would accept a bill funding subsidies to insurance companies that lowered out-of-pocket costs for low-income Americans, which Trump abruptly cut off last week, in exchange for greater flexibility for states. Alexander and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) have been working on a bipartisan health-care plan for months, and could introduce it “within days.” Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) is expected to introduce a more conservative alternative with a better shot in the Republican-held House. Many Republicans support a temporary fix of some kind. “We absolutely have to think about that family around the kitchen table,” said Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.).

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