Asked about the president's challenge, White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said that President Trump hasn't changed his thinking and is still committed to working with the Senate on legislation - while exploring all options. From an economics standpoint, it would risk throwing the health care industry into bankruptcy.
Price also defended Trump's commitment to passing a new health care law despite his latest spate of attacks on the news media, especially MSNBC "Morning Joe" host's Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough.
"There would be absolutely no certainty, whatsoever, about anything", Laszewski said. The Senate is split 52 Republicans to 48 Democrats.
Lee said he fears that might be the situation senators face today.
McConnell has been working to make deals with members of both factions in order to finalize a rewritten bill lawmakers can vote on when they return to the Capitol the second week of July.
It is time for Americans to come together to do what is best for the country.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rejected the strategy when he told a gathering of Republicans in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, that "failure has to be possible or you can't have success". When the GOP was in the minority, the Republicans voted unanimously to repeal the law without any replacement at all.
Last January, even before taking office, Trump insisted that repeal and replace legislation be approved nearly simultaneously - within hours or days of each other - despite a preference by many congressional leaders to pass repeal legislation but postpone its effective date for a year or more while a new approach is developed. "We are focused on doing that".
Trump subsequently anointed McConnell's Senate version as much better and more humane.
"Here's the problem, I don't think we're getting anywhere with the bill we have".
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"It's not easy making American great again, is it?" he added. Then, after once more taking their place as a representative of the people in their state/district, they can begin the process anew to get re-elected.
"That doesn't achieve what President Trump set out to do", he said.
Republican leaders are aware of the risks that the president and some of the party's lawmakers floated by suggesting not to replace the health care legislation at the same time as its repealed. Doing otherwise would invite accusations that Republicans were simply tossing people off coverage and would roil insurance markets by raising the question of whether, when and how Congress might replace Obama's law once it was gone. Now the plan is to strike deals over the Congressional recess and reconsolidate in August.
Most GOP senators were keeping their plans close to their vests, though a handful, including Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Ted Cruz of Texas, Susan Collins of Maine, Jerry Moran of Kansas and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska have announced either town hall-style meetings or parade visits. The winners: billionaires, like Donald Trump, who would receive about $560 billion in tax cuts over 10 years.
"If you wish to chant and stop others from being able to speak or be heard, that is not civil", Cassidy retorted.
But if the Senate isn't careful, the current bill will serve to remind too many Republicans and independents what they like least about Washington, even if some of its substance would pay off down the road.
McConnell's logic made sense. Bottom line: millions of Americans would lose health insurance and billions of dollars would be slashed from Medicaid. To understand the prospects of such a thing, recall the most important political distinction about health care: Republicans hate Obamacare, but they are mostly indifferent about the Affordable Care Act.
But they have not settled on how they would finance all these changes, since conservatives oppose the centrists' push to preserve one of the bill's current taxes as a way of funneling more money to those who can not afford health coverage on their own. "Those earning a combined household income of $75,000 or so who have been left behind", he said. "We should do repeal, with a delay".
On a Friday conference call with reporters, officials at several conservative advocacy groups said it does not repeal the Affordable Care Act forcefully enough.