If McConnell is correct, Trumpcare is dead. If so, what happens when ObamaCrapCare dissolves?
This is going to be a catastrophe.
hit upon a formula for repealing Obamacare and replacing it with a new healthcare
program, but he expressed some optimism on another top priority, overhauling
the tax code.
still top the Republican legislative agenda, and he added he will not be reaching
out to the minority Democrats on either one because differences between the
two parties are too stark.
with a reputation as a dealmaker, a narrow path to win passage of these ambitious
goals, which are also at the head of Republican President Donald Trump's policy
bill, McConnell said, "I don't know how we get to 50 (votes) at the moment. But
that's the goal."
chamber, Republican Vice President Mike Pence would be called upon to cast
any potential tie-breaking Senate vote.
be made on healthcare." He declined to provide any timetable for producing
even a draft bill to show to rank-and-file Republican senators and gauge their
"pretty good." While this too will be difficult, McConnell said, it is "not in my
view quite as challenging as healthcare."
board, but a House of Representatives proposal to use the tax code to boost
exports and discourage imports has split the business community and some
its own legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system
and dismantle major parts of the Obamacare law that was
Democratic former President Barack Obama's signature
then the two chambers must work out the differences
between their versions before it can go to Trump for his
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