GOP leader on Obamacare repeal: Dems won’t support Trump’s health bill
The Latest on President Donald Trump’s efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (all times local): 6:45 p.m.
The Latest: President Donald J. Trump says the GOP’s health care bill will not pass the House and Senate and that the legislation will not be signed into law.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says that House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell “are in agreement” that Trump will not sign the measure.
Sanders also says that Vice President Mike Pence will sign the bill, and that Ryan will sign it.
A White House official said Pence is “not aware of any other legislative action that would be necessary in the House or Senate.”
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President Donald Trumps Health and Human Services secretary, Elaine Chao, says she has received assurances that House Republicans will not allow a full repeal of the Affordable Health Care Act.
Chao says it is too early to predict how much of the GOP health care plan will pass the Senate.
Chao tells ABC News she has also spoken to Republican leaders and members of the Congressional Budget Office, who both have told her that the bill will be “very close” to passing.
Chao adds that the White House is working with Republicans on a plan that will help states negotiate the insurance markets.
11:30 a.p.m., President Donald R. Trump and Vice President Pence arrive in the Rose Garden of the Whitehouse in Washington for a joint press conference to announce that the House of Representatives will vote on the Republican health care legislation.
Pence will be joined by Health and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Secretary of State Tom Perez and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.
The Senate will also vote on Thursday morning.
Pence is expected to take questions from reporters.
Trump is expected later to speak to reporters at the WhiteHouse.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Wednesday that Republicans have “no plan” to replace Obamacare, but that he expects the vote on health care to be close.
The House voted Tuesday to approve the GOP plan to repeal the Affordable Healthcare Act and replace it with a system that requires a broader set of government regulations.
The Republican plan includes a proposal that includes tax credits to help individuals afford health insurance.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a ruling that temporarily blocked President Donald Donald Trump from instituting a ban on transgender people serving in the military.
Trump issued a directive Tuesday that barred transgender people from serving in “the military” in 2018.
The court said the ban was unconstitutional and could lead to the military being forced to let transgender people serve openly.
The justices did not address the issue of whether transgender people can serve in the U.S. military.
Senate Republicans announced a plan to vote on a new health care package Thursday.
It includes the controversial House-passed version of their bill to repeal Obamacare.
The plan includes an insurance mandate, as well as a provision allowing states to set their own Medicaid eligibility rules.
The proposal also includes a provision that would extend the end of tax credits that the Affordable Act provides to help low-income individuals afford insurance.
The GOP plan would also make tax credits available to people with preexisting conditions and repeal the individual mandate, which requires people to buy insurance.
President Donald Barrack Trump meets with House Speaker J. Randy Forbes (R., Fla.) in the Roosevelt Room of the Capitol on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 22, 2019.
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham (R.-S.C.) says he’s “proud” that Republicans can pass the AHCA despite the backlash from the left.
Graham said the House passed its version of the AHRC, which he believes is a “great step forward” and that it will pass in the Senate as well.
“I think the bill is a step forward and we can move forward,” Graham told reporters.
House GOP leaders are moving forward with their health care proposal, even as the White Houses and Senate are still debating the bill.
A source familiar with the matter says House Speaker Mitch McConnell and Senate Leader Mitch Daniels are still working on the legislation.
They have been in negotiations with the House leadership on a number of details, including the inclusion of a health insurance mandate.
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The House Republican leadership is moving ahead with a new plan to dismantle the Affordable Affordable Care