Just last week the Republican-led US House of Representatives narrowly passed the revised version of the American Health Care Act, the bill that is to replace Obamacare.
But just as President Trump praised the House’s efforts, Senate Republicans came out in opposition to the bill by saying that their chamber of government would “start from scratch” and draft their own Obamacare replacement bill.
This past Sunday, President Trump reassured Americans that the Senate would not drop the ball with replacing Obamacare.
Republican Senators will not let the American people down! ObamaCare premiums and deductibles are way up – it was a lie and it is dead!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 7, 2017
“The House bill is not going to come before us…The Senate is starting from scratch. We’re going to draft our own bill. And I’m convinced that we’re going to take the time to do it right.”-Sen. Susan Collins (R-MA) on ABC’s “This Week”
With moderates like Collins in the Senate opposing the more-Conservative House healthcare bill, the anti-Obamacare Senate bill could strongly resemble the existing Affordable Care Act, minus a few mandates.
Obamacare Repeal And Replace Bill Hits Wall In The US SenateWith the nuclear option at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s disposal, any bill coming out the US Senate has a pretty good chance of being signed into law.