Trump Vows To Do Everything In Power To Get Replace Plan Over Finish Line
The president met with a group of 20 House GOP whips on Tuesday to reassure them he supports their efforts to get the American Health Care Act passed. “He basically said whatever we need him to do … he’ll do that, because it’s really, as Mike Pence said, is a binary choice: you vote keep Obamacare or you vote to repeal it," said Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla.
Trump Moves To Assure Conservatives On Obamacare Replacement Plan
President Donald Trump is moving to quiet conservative opposition to the House GOP Obamacare replacement, drawing on his newfound bully pulpit to pressure but also coax rebellious lawmakers. Trump on Tuesday night turned his massive Twitter following on one of the most vocal opponents of the repeal bill: conservative firebrand Sen. Rand Paul. The Kentucky Republican had blasted Speaker Paul Ryan’s Obamacare alternative as Obamacare-lite. (Bade and Cheney, 3/7)
Trump: Rand Paul Will 'Come Along' On GOP Healthcare Plan
President Trump on Tuesday evening expressed confidence that Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) would "come along" with the House GOP plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare." I feel sure that my friend @RandPaul will come along with the new and great health care program because he knows Obamacare is a disaster!" Trump tweeted. (Savransky, 3/7)
Los Angeles Times:
Trump Said He Fully Supports The New GOP Health Plan — And House Republicans Plan To Hold Him To It
President Trump said Tuesday that he was “proud” to support House Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, asserting that his party was committed to seeing the plan through. "Obamacare is collapsing," Trump said in remarks at the White House to Republican lawmakers responsible for building support for the plan in Congress. “It’s in bad shape, and we’re going to take action. There’s going to be no slowing down, there’s going to be no waiting and no more excuses by anybody.” (Memoli, 3/7)
Trump Begins Healthcare Push: 'Let's Get It Done'
[Trump] urged lawmakers to act “quickly” on the legislation, telling them he was elected “based on the fact [of] repeal and replace ObamaCare, and many of you people are in the same boat.” (Fabian, 3/7)
The Associated Press:
Trump’s Promises Vs. The Republican Plan On Health Care
President Donald Trump said he was “proud to support” House Republicans’ proposal for replacing the Affordable Care Act,” though he noted that he considered it the first phase of his planned health care overhaul and the beginning of a “negotiation.” It’s not clear exactly how the White House would like to change the bill. Trump has never put forward a detailed health care proposal. Still, he has made plenty of promises on how he will improve the health care system. (Thomas and Lucey, 3/7)
Does GOP’s Health Plan Keep Trump’s Promises?
As the GOP nominee, Trump made opposition to the healthcare law a major portion of his presidential campaign, at times making lofty claims about what the future of care would look like in his administration. ... Here are five of Trump’s most important campaign promises on healthcare and how they are being addressed — or aren’t — in the new legislative framework. (Kamisar, 3/8)