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AP sources: Trump tells senators House health bill 'mean'

AP sources: Trump tells senators House health bill 'mean'

"As people learned the details of the House bill, it became less and less popular", Ginsburg says. During a ceremony at the Rose Garden, Trump praised the bill as "an incredible healthcare plan" and "something very, very incredibly well-crafted", according to the White House. Can you tell us how the Senate bill will impact both the youngest and oldest Americans?

While the bill is likely to look similar to the House AHCA on many major aspects, several key issues will decide whether Senate Republican leaders can get the bill passed. He also gets that too much generosity in the Senate revision of the healthcare bill will drive away the hard-liners in his caucus and he will not have the votes to get it passed.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, defended the push to skip hearings and move the bill - eventually - straight to a vote. The white men in suits cheered while Trump spoke as if they had just written the Magna Carta.

He reportedly said the Senate version of the bill should be "more generous".

Two other congressional GOP officials confirmed that the general descriptions of Trump's words were accurate.

"There are third rails that they can touch in the bill", David McIntosh, president of the Club for Growth, said.

The 13 senators invited to lunch at the White House were a mix of conservative and moderate Republicans.

Negotiations this week have centered on the Affordable Care Act's individual marketplaces, including a proposal that would allocate billions in funding to smooth over the transition to a new model should the ACA repeal succeed, The Wall Street Journal reported (sub. req.).

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"Americans won't forget that @HouseGOP passed a "mean" bill to rip healthcare from millions then celebrated @ the WH", said Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md.

In an embarrassing retreat, Ryan had to abruptly cancel a March vote on the House measure after a revolt against it by Republican conservatives and moderates that would have ensured its defeat. The House bill allowed states to remove a minimum requirement for health plans to cover "essential health benefits" such as hospitalization, preventive care, maternity care, and mental health services. The last bill's cost was thousands of dollars more for the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions (no matter what age you are).

"He made pretty clear that he thinks the House bill leaves people - many of which probably make up his base - in a bad place", one congressional source with direct knowledge of the meeting said.

MacArthur's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Trump's description of the bill MacArthur helped resuscitate. He previously described the bill as "incredibly well crafted".

Confronted with their refusal to publicly release a draft, one Senate GOP aide said, "We aren't stupid". "I'm exhausted of Republicans promising they would repeal Obamacare and then negotiating to keep it".

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