With the Republican Senate poised to vote on a bill that will either throw 22 million or 32 million people off their health insurance, Donald Trump held a photo opportunity in the Blue Room of the White House to tell more lies about the Trumpcare plan, but he also threw in a new and sickening lie about Obamacare.
"Inaction is simply not an option at this point".
McConnell has said he could introduce a bill that Republicans passed in 2015 that was subsequently vetoed by Obama, called the Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act.
It's not just that Republicans have said for years that they would repeal Obamacare; they actually voted to do it. Both proposals have received harsh criticism from moderate and conservative Republicans alike. No one seems sure what will happen, or what senators will even be voting on.
"I think it would be absolutely ridiculous for Congress to try to place the blame on the President for the inability to get their job done". That legislation - which President Trump has said is too "mean" - is not expected to survive in its current form because there will be an amendment process that will essentially replace the bill.
"In 20 years in the Senate, I have had a lot of people make suggestions about how to resolve legislative disputes, but until today nobody had ever suggested a duel", she said. The bill is likely to include a repeal of Obamacare's individual mandate and the medical device tax.
"For the past 17 years, Obamacare has wreaked havoc on the lives of innocent, hard-working Americans", Trump said.
As they struggle to wrangle together a majority, Senate leaders have started promising reluctant senators that if they pass a bill, any bill, they will go into negotiations with the House and fix the legislation there. The clean repeal bill would entirely repeal Obamacare without a replacement, but passing it is rather improbable. As this law continues to crumble in Arizona and states across the country, we must not repeat the original mistakes that led to Obamacare's failure. After a passionate speech on the Senate floor about what his own tragic illness taught him about the importance of reliable health care, he would look McConnell straight in the eye and vote "no" on the motion to proceed. Stories like these have become commonplace to advance health care agenda on both sides of the aisle, and Trump used these family's stories to illustrate why, he says, Obamacare needs to be replaced by new health care legislation. Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of Kentucky.