White House Turns Up Heat On Congress To Revise The Affordable Care Act

President Donald Trump is pushing Congress toward another dramatic showdown over the Affordable Care Act, despite big outstanding obstacles to a beleaguered revision plan and a high-stakes deadline next week to keep the government running.

The fresh pressure from the White House to pass a revision was met with skepticism by some Capitol Hill Republicans and their aides, who were recently humiliated when their bill failed to reach the House floor for a vote, and who worry now that little has changed to suggest a new revision would fare any better.

The effort reflects Trump's sense of urgency to score a victory on Obamacare replacement and move onto other legislative objectives, notably tax reform. Passing an ACA revision would also allow the president to show progress toward a major campaign promise just as he completes his first 100 days in office.

"The plan gets better and better and better, and it's gotten really good and a lot of people are liking it a lot," Trump said at a news conference on Thursday. "We have a good chance of getting it soon. I'd like to say next week, but we will get it."

Source : http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-republicans-health-care-plan-20170420-story.html

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