A spokeswoman for Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that senators would consider their party's latest legislative proposal to overturn the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, just days ahead of a September 30 deadline, as dictated by the Senate's legislative rules, for completing action.
But on Wednesday, in a NY speech, Obama attacked Republicans for trying to overturn the health care law.
"And it's certainly frustrating to have to mobilize every couple of months to keep our leaders from inflicting real human suffering on our constituents, but typically that's how progress is won and how progress is maintained", Obama added.
" When I see those people trying to undo that hard-won progress, for the 50 th or 60 th time, with a bill that will raise costs, reduce coverage, and roll back protections for older Americans and people with pre-existing conditions.it's aggravating, " Obama said Wednesday during a keynote speech at Goalkeepers, an event hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Opponents of the Obama-era health law to expand coverage for more Americans have assailed it as costly and ineffective. The Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill, written by Sens.
You do not have access to view this Atom.. They have until the end of the month before procedural rules in the Senate make it more hard for the party to dismantle the healthcare law.
In a rare public appearance eight months after leaving office, former President Barack Obama took shots at his successor's plans on health care and foreign policy but didn't criticize him by name. "Our last best chance to repeal and replace Obamacare is with Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson".
Graham retorted, "It's no surprise President Obama opposes sending money and power back to the states and closer to where the patients live".
"Rand Paul is a friend of mine but he is such a negative force when it comes to fixing healthcare", Mr Trump said.