Trump Called Schumer Friday To Talk Health Care

Trump Called Schumer Friday To Talk Health Care

Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill are anxious after President Donald Trump on Friday called Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to discuss health care reform.

Trump said he wanted test the waters for a "great HealthCare bill". The president says the Obama health law "is badly broken, big premiums".

Trump's latest attempt at terminating Obamacare and reaching a deal on health care comes after several Republican failures to fulfill their promise to repeal and replace Obamacare since they took over both the White House and Congress last January.

"It shows the President can move without hesitation or ideological impediment to make a deal with the Dems", a Republican source told Axios. Pelosi and Schumer also said they struck a deal with Trump to replace the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, though Trump has gone back and forth on whether he made a deal on DACA with Democrats.

There's no immediate word from Schumer about Trump's tweets.

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After the GOP has tried in vain to push through multiple replacements to President Obama's Affordable Care Act, with no success, President Trump seems to have run out of patience. He added: "A good place to start might be the Alexander-Murray negotiations that would stabilize the system and lower costs".

Through those negotiations, Senate Health, Education and Pensions Committee chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, and the committee's ranking member Patty Murray, D-Washington, are looking to stabilize the health care market under Obamacare for the short term.

Schumer was referring to bipartisan health care talks that are being led by Republican Sen.

The President clearly will need to walk a tightrope in order to work with the Democrats while not alienating a handful of Republicans of whom he'd need votes from to pass any new healthcare bill. And a deal isn't impossible to imagine, considering Trump seems to lack any specific policy preferences on health care, and occasionally has sounded like a Democrat when discussing the issue (promising to cover everyone and not to cut Medicare or Medicaid).

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