The president's abrupt about-face, announced on Twitter on Monday night after talking with Mr. McConnell, all but ensured that health care will take a central place in next year's campaign, elevating an issue Democrats consider one of their strengths. "It will be truly great HealthCare that will work for America".
McConnell did, however, tell Trump that the senate would do what they could to pass bills that would lower the cost of health care.
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"The battle for 2020 is going to depend, not by taking this issue away from Democrats - never going to be able to do that - but diminishing their advantage on this issue.Democrats have a big advantage on health care".
"Americans need to know where their representatives stand", House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said at an event Tuesday in front of the Supreme Court to draw attention to Democratic efforts to stand up to the Republican president.
Second, and maybe we're getting into the weeds here a bit, but Congress writes laws, not the President.
The House's non-binding resolution would also ask the Department of Justice to reverse its decision and protect the law, including provisions regarding coverage for pre-existing conditions.
But the biggest problem for the president is that Republicans do not now have a health care plan to replace Obamacare.
Mr Trump met Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill, some of whom later said the White House did not offer any plan for a new law during their talks. Trump said it was essential for Republicans to campaign on health care. "What a disgrace. The American people will not stand for the president playing cynical games with health care", he continued. John McCain cast the deciding vote not to repeal the healthcare plan.
"We're going to keep the presidency, and we'll vote in the best health care package we've ever had", Trump said. In recent weeks, however, he has again publicly attacked the late Senator John McCain, who in 2017 cast the decisive vote against a bill branded as a repeal of the health law, President Barack Obama's signature domestic achievement.
"Translation: they have no health care plan".
Senators Rick Scott, Republican of Florida, and Josh Hawley, Republican of Missouri, held a news conference Tuesday morning to discuss legislation to reduce the cost of prescription drug prices and increase transparency for consumers.
While Republicans gained Senate seats last fall, GOP senators - particularly those up for re-election next year - weren't looking for another fight over the law.
Almost 110,000 Central New Yorkers, enough people to fill more than two Carrier Domes to the rafters, would lose their health insurance if the federal Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, was scrapped.
Facing a court deadline, Trump seized on health care last week, backing a lawsuit seeking to strike down the Affordable Care Act.
- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 28, 2019Reporter: Your administration is making very clear that you think the ACA is invalid.What's your message to Americans?