Paul Waldman: Trump realized mistake on health care, but it's too late

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York Rep. Colin Allred D-Texas House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee D-Texas and other Democrat leaders speaks outside the U

How Trump has guaranteed healthcare will be a major election issue

Mitch McConnell, the Republican Senate majority leader, said he told Trump on Monday the party was not about to restart work on comprehensive healthcare legislation, noting Republicans were unable to pass a plan when they controlled both chambers of Congress in the first two years of the Trump presidency.

"Braun told President Trump he'd work with him on a replacement plan but is glad they have time to think through it".

Rep. Madeleine Dean said Wednesday President Trump's calls for the repeal of Obamacare was "a cruel joke".

Senate Republicans voted to invoke the so-called nuclear option Wednesday to change rules to reduce debate time on the confirmation process for certain Trump nominees.

Trump's backtracking is just the latest sign that health care is a problematic issue for Republicans.

President Trump surprised his fellow Republicans last week when he promised that their party would soon be known as "the party of health care", setting off speculation that he would push to replace Obamacare in the coming months.

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President Donald Trump's Senate GOP allies, frustrated by delays in confirming dozens of lower-profile nominees, are forcing through a rules change to cut back debate on most of his picks.

While Trump's references on Tuesday night were not specific, he claimed corruption and fraud a year ago in Florida and Arizona elections, where close races took considerable time to resolve.

All Senate Democrats opposed the move, and they were joined by two Republicans - Susan Collins of ME and Mike Lee of Utah.

But Republican leaders in Congress quickly shied away from the issue and pushed him to reconsider.

Trump, however, doesn't appear to have much hope in brokering a deal with the Democrats.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., accomplished the change by making a point of order, which was upheld by a 51-48 vote.

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"The Republican Party will become 'The Party of Healthcare!'" he tweeted on March 29. Since mail ballots have to go through signature verification (just like in-person ballots go through at polling places), it takes a while to count them. While his hardcore supporters continue to cheer the idea of repealing the Affordable Care Act, they generally support the law's provisions.

The lawmakers are to "come up with something that's really spectacular, maybe will even get support in the House from Democrats", he said.

"It was like pulling teeth to get the solution, that they had the nerve to say you're lucky it's only going up 5% this year and then 10% next year, I found a way to solve that", said Braun. "[The Democrats] have health care right now". H. Res 271 opposes actions taken by the Trump Administration to remove protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions, cancel co-pay and deductible caps, and halt assistance programs for seniors struggling with sky-high drug prices.

Such protections would require government intervention, such as subsidized insurance for several million people with pre-existing conditions who could neither get insured through their employers, nor afford premiums on the individual market.

"I think we should test out Republicans' willingness to support some of the most aggressive reforms proposed by the president", Murphy said at an AXIOS event in Washington on April 2.

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