Published: Sat, September 23, 2017
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Trump Lashes Out at GOP Opponents of Health Care Bill

Trump Lashes Out at GOP Opponents of Health Care Bill

The comedian used his opening monologue to push back on claims from Republicans and President Trump that their health care bill would guarantee protections for patients with preexisting existing from ballooning costs. Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham - on the brink of defeat.

The longtime Arizona lawmaker also said he thought some senators were making a genuine attempt to fix what he believes is a broken healthcare system, but that the process of the Graham-Cassidy bill was not in accordance with how the upper chamber should operate.

Kimmel, who became part of the debate on United States healthcare legislation in May after emotionally discussing his newborn son's emergency heart surgery, took aim at Senator Bill Cassidy on his show on Tuesday night.

Murkowski, along with Senators Susan Collins and John McCain, were the three dissenting Republicans who sunk the last GOP effort to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Paul also argued that House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) isn't correctly whipping votes when he says that the lower chamber could quickly pass Graham-Cassidy without change once the upper chamber sends down the bill.

"The reason I'm talking about this is because my son had an open-heart surgery and has to have two more, and because of that I learned there are kids with no insurance in the same situation", Kimmel said.

Bernie Sanders, of being the biggest critics of the Graham-Cassidy legislation.

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Trump Lashes Out at GOP Opponents of Health Care Bill

The NAMD called for "thoughtful deliberation", saying, "The legislative proposal would not even have a full CBO score until after its scheduled passage, which should be the bare minimum required for beginning consideration". I know they are acting consistently with their beliefs and sense of what is best for the country.

"I take no pleasure in announcing my opposition".

"To them I say, all of these very reputable associations - American Diabetes Association, American Medical Association, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, the list goes on and on - all of these groups populated by doctors say this health care bill is bad, they're against it", he said on the show. Then he introduced a clip of U.S. Sen.

In a statement, McCain said the lack of "regular order" in crafting the legislation was what pushed him away.

Republicans, still reeling from their failure in July to win Senate passage of previous legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare, have set a September 30 deadline for passage of this bill.

David Popp, a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said the intention was to bring the bill to the floor by next week.

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