President Trump on Friday morning touted the House's passage of his ObamaCare repeal bill, promising "truly great healthcare" is coming when the next phase of his plan is included. They've gotten to watch us for a hundred-plus days.
Keen to score his first major legislative win since taking office in January, Trump threw his own political capital behind the bill, meeting lawmakers and calling them in an effort to cajole their support.
Trump, whose Republican party controls both the House and Senate, is seeking to make good on his campaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare.
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Colbert pointed out that the legislation aims to repeal Obamacare tax hikes meant to help fund insurance subsidies and other provisions and instead provided hefty tax breaks for the wealthy.
Colbert also recounted an anecdote shared by The Hill reporter Molly Hooper, in which she misquoted White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus saying "The president stepped up and helped punt the ball into the end zone". The bill next heads to the Senate, where GOP leaders have indicated it will have to change significantly.
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However, Trump said he feels "confident" the bill will pass through the Senate and said it "will get even better".
Democrats warned that the changes will leave Americans worse off. It will strip insurance from the poor, giving tax breaks to the wealthy and casting doubt on health provisions for the chronically sick.
In a statement, Kaine said, "Today the House rushed the Trumpcare bill through without waiting to hear how many millions of people would lose health insurance and protections for pre-existing conditions".
The House bill would eliminate tax penalties for people who go without health insurance.
That analysis also predicted that the House bill would cut the federal deficit by $337 billion over those same 10 years. It would roll back state-by-state expansions of Medicaid, which covered millions of low-income Americans, CNN reported. After 2020, states that expanded Medicaid would no longer receive enhanced federal funding to cover low-income adults, and those that hadn't expanded would be immediately barred from doing so.
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