The heat is on senators to pass GOP healthcare bill


Sen. Dean Heller (R- Nev.) is one of several senators who are now between a rock and a hard place as they decide whether or not to support the latest GOP healthcare bill. Up for re-election next year, his next move will be crucial.

Trump tweeted out encouraging words to Republicans on Friday on the Hill to “do what is right for the people” and get their “failed ObamaCare replacement approved.”

“I will be at my desk, pen in hand!” Trump tweeted.

The reworked healthcare bill Sen. Mitch McConnell presented to the GOP aims to help hold down insurance costs for consumers and give insurers the freedom to sell new, low-cost, stripped-down policies. It also adds billions in funding to battle opioid abuse and help low-income families with skyrocketing insurance costs.

Fox News’ Sean Hannity slammed Republican senators who expressed skepticism of or opposition to the revised health care measure that would repeal and replace ObamaCare.

“You made us a promise, the American people, for seven years. You guaranteed you’d end ObamaCare,” Hannity said. “You assured all of us you would develop a health care bill that actually worked for the American people. Stop your whining, roll up your sleeves, get to work, put your egos aside, get it done.”

“Obamacare is collapsing. This is a crisis for the American people. There is no excuse for any Republican or Democrat to oppose the Senate health care bill outright,” said Brian Walsh, president of America First Policies.

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