Health bill pulled as Republicans lack votes

Posted March 27, 2017

"If both parties could get together and do real healthcare, that's the best thing.", he said.

You can expect volatility among bank stocks, as Republican effectiveness on tax reform comes under merciless scrutiny.

When the gathering broke up, Rep. Greg Walden of OR, chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee that helped write the bill, told reporters: "We gave it our best shot".

And House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said it was a "good day" for Americans, adding "we worked over years to assure that the American public would have access to affordable, quality healthcare". "We never said it was ideal, we always said we'd work with them to improve it, we just said repeal was off the table".

"Even for those who might be able to have health insurance, without essential benefits assured, that will just be a health insurance card, but not access to an emergency room, not access to maternal care, not access to prescription drugs, not access to hospitalization", Kildee said.

Schumer predicted if Trump and Ryan take the same approach to tax reform, that also will meet with defeat.

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Pirro opened the show by calling on Ryan to step down as speaker, because he failed to delivered the votes on the GOP health care plan "the one he had seven years to work on".

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said at a town hall meeting Saturday that the president needs to reach across the aisle to get something done.

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said on "Fox News Sunday" that while Trump is disappointed in people he thought were loyal, he didn't think the president was singling out Ryan for criticism and doesn't blame the speaker. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen of New Jersey, chairman of a major committee, Appropriations, said the bill would raise costs unacceptably on his constituents. "You know how the numbers work - it's about a trillion dollars", Ryan said at a press conference. To him, that was Paul Ryan's job. "None of that has changed".

Trump's senior adviser, Steve Bannon, is a former publisher of the hard-right website Breitbart, which has been harshly critical of Ryan.

Upton, speaking today on the House floor, said the the bill was not "prefect", but "Obamacare is broken".

Trump said he still had confidence in Ryan and refrained from casting blame on Republicans who had withheld their support.

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Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., told reporters at the Capitol that Mulvaney's message was: "The president needs this, the president has said he wants a vote tomorrow".

Trump praised Ryan Friday for his efforts to pass the bill. As a result, in an effort to avoid the humiliation of a defeat, Ryan announced that he was withdrawing the move to have a vote on Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

"But for patients there is no health care center when there is no insurance", Levin said.

If the House Freedom Caucus had been a thorn in the side of leaders under President Barack Obama, they proved Friday that they wouldn't yield just because they finally have a Republican president.

"The irony is that the Freedom Caucus, which is very pro-life and against Planned Parenthood, allows continue if they stop this plan!", Trump tweeted last week.

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