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Trump: Congress wouldn’t ‘dare’ leave without ‘beautiful’ healthcare bill

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President Trump said early Monday that he did not expect Congress to leave for its summer recess without approving a “beautiful” new healthcare bill. 

“I cannot imagine that Congress would dare to leave Washington without a beautiful new HealthCare bill fully approved and ready to go!” Trump tweeted.

 

 

Legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare is currently stalled in the Senate as GOP leadership works on a new version of the bill. The first draft of the legislation was rejected by several Republican senators, forcing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to delay a vote on the measure initially scheduled for the end of June.

{mosads}GOP leaders are now debating a proposal from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) that many have called a non-starter. His measure would permit insurance companies to sell any kind of coverage as long as they include at least one option that falls under the regulatory requirements of the Affordable Care Act.

Republican leaders have said they’re considering scrapping the August recess to wrap up work on the bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare and move forward with other priorities on their legislative agenda, like tax reform and passing a budget.

Some GOP senators expressed doubts over whether the bill can pass the Senate, with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) saying that the bill is “probably going to be dead” and Sen. Shelly Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) threatening to kill the legislation if the vote comes down to her.

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