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Jeff Hays
I think people are generally displeased, and they tend to be focused on the lack of progress on the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. A lot of the people I talk to, they wish they would have gotten this right in the beginning of January, but they're tolerant and they
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Aug 18 2017
Jennifer Rubin, Donald J. Trump and Chuck Schumer, are the people who have been quoted the greatest number of times about Trumpcare. You can find them on this page and an additional total of 434 people who have something to say about this topic. All the 815 quotes on this page are sorted by date and by name. You can also have access to the articles to get the context of the quotes. The most recent quote from Jennifer Rubin is: “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) released a new proposal to overhaul the Affordable Care Act on Thursday after spending three weeks reworking it to win over wavering lawmakers on the right and in the center.”.
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Joe White

In retrospect, a better approach would have been to undertake a full review of the organization in anticipation of the potential growth resulting from the Affordable Care Act. Instead of increasing investment in existing processes, we should have conducted the full redesign of our business that we are doing

Eric T. Schneiderman

The court's decision is good news for the hundreds of thousands of New York families that rely on these subsidies for their health care. It's disturbingly clear that President Trump and his administration are willing to treat them as political

Donald J. Trump

They built the country, they started this whole beautiful thing that we have, and we have to take care of them. And people have not taken care of them, and we're going

Seth Meyers

Now that he's president, Trump is realizing just how difficult the job is. He doesn't have much to show for: his health care bill failed, there's constant infighting and staff changes in the White House, and of course the Russia investigation continues to loom over him. And it's often in dark times like this that a man will turn to God. Not only is the Bible better than The Art of the Deal, it's also the opposite. The only thing they have in common is that Trump has never read either of

Mitch McConnell

It's pretty obvious that our problem on health care was not the Democrats. We didn't have 50 Republicans. The good news is, the top two priorities of the president don't require anything more than a simple majority: tax reform and health

Mitch McConnell

Well, I mean it's pretty obvious our problem on healthcare was not the Democrats. We didn't have 50

Lanhee Chen

There’s plenty of flexibility to change the Affordable Care Act without repealing

John Cornyn

I don't think [Mulvaney's] got much experience in the Senate, as I recall. And he's got a big job. He ought to do that job and let us do our

Nicolas Maduro

I will not obey imperial orders. I do not obey any foreign governments. I'm a free president. Why the hell should we care what Trump says? We care about what the sovereign people of Venezuela

Orrin Hatch

If we change those rules, it'd be the end of the Republican Party. And it'd be the end of the Senate. It doesn't help. He just doesn't understand. He'd like to get more cooperation up here. And he's not getting very much, to be honest with

Roy Blunt

Do I think we should stay on health care until we get it done? I think it's time to move on to something else. Come back to health care when we've had more time to get beyond the moment we're in and see if we can't put some wins on the board. Tax reform, infrastructure are the kinds of things we ought to be looking

Daniel W. Drezner

If the past week has made anything clear, it is that President Trump is a bad strategist. Consider three issues bedeviling his administration: Iran, health care and North

Nicolas Maduro

A spokesperson for emperor Donald Trump said that they would not recognize the results of Venezuela's constituent assembly election. Why the hell should we care what Trump says? We care about what the sovereign people of Venezuela

Duncan Clark

As a merchant, it's about knowing your customer, and Trump doesn't care about anything that's not huge. Realistically, without a major acquisition, I fail to see how that's possible. In the US context, it's a very big

Alex Conant

Anyone in a position of responsibility in GOP politics is quickly losing patience with President Trump. The dysfunction is beyond strange – it's dangerous. If Trump's poll numbers were above 50 percent, health care reform would have passed. Instead, he's spent more time responding to cable TV chatter than rallying support for his

Susan Collins

Neither party has a monopoly on good ideas, and we must work together to put together a bipartisan bill that fixes the flaws in the ACA and works for all

Susan Collins

These problems require a bipartisan solution. The Democrats made a big mistake when they passed the ACA without a single Republican vote. I don't want to see Republicans make the same

Lisa Murkowski

I have said pretty consistently that process really does matter, particularly when you're dealing with something that is as direct and personal as health care, something that has an impact on one-sixth of the nation's economy. I hear from fishermen who can't afford the coverage that they have, small business owners who can't afford insurance at all, and those who have gained coverage for the first time in their life. These Alaskans have shared their anxiety that their personal situation may be made worse under the legislation considered this

Kellyanne Conway

He vanquished sixteen opponents who were formidable, he had all the odds against him and people are counting him out after health care? I would never bet against Donald Trump. He's not gonna allow the misvote by the Senate last night to stop him from providing relief for all these Americans who are suffering. He's not gonna allow personnel changes to get in the way of tax reform or pushing back against these MS-13 gangs like he did

Nancy Pelosi

Right now, we go forward recognizing the value of the Affordable Care Act, which last night was once again protected and we take great pride in

Ted Cruz

The democratic process is a long process. I believe this Congress will come back and will with time honor our

Lamar Alexander

The Senate's failure to do this leaves an urgent problem that I am committed to addressing: Tennessee's state insurance commissioner says our individual insurance market is very near

Bob Corker

My sense is people aren't so much focused on the substance as they are this being the lifeline to get to a conference and expanding the

Chuck Schumer

First, let me say it's been a long, long road for both sides. First, I would suggest we turn the page, we turn – it's time to turn the page. I would say to my dear friend, the Majority Leader, we are not celebrating. We are relieved. And millions and millions of people who would have been so drastically hurt by the three proposals put forward will at least retain their health care, be able to deal with preexisting conditions, deal with nursing homes and opioids that Medicaid paid for. We are relieved, not for ourselves but for the American

Ted Cruz

Republican senators are going to go home. They're going to hear from their constituents, and I don't expect the response to be

Amy Klobuchar

That is a steep lift, with the way pharma influences legislation in this town, but maybe this is the opening that we

Bill Cassidy

Maybe this had to happen to actually begin to have a conversation. Clearly this is a difficult problem, because the president challenged us to replace, not just repeal. And so once you decide that you want to replace, not just repeal, it becomes more

David Perdue

I think if anyone starts talking about the last seven years or tonight, then they're talking about the wrong

Tom Carper

The governors have to speak out on this; they have been speaking out, and we need to listen. The insurance companies themselves,

David Perdue

I would never criticize anybody's votes, but I'm very disappointed. I think the self-interest is still alive in the Senate. I think it's time to put that aside and put the national interests

Mitch McConnell

Our only regret is we didn't achieve what we hoped to accomplish. I think the American people are gonna regret we couldn't find a better

Lisa Murkowski

I have repeatedly said that healthcare reform, and especially major entitlement reform, should go through the committee process where stakeholders can weigh in and ideas can be vetted in a bipartisan

Dan Sullivan

I'm not going to go into the details, but I fear that the strong economic growth, pro-energy, pro-mining, pro-jobs and personnel from Alaska who are part of those policies are going to stop. I tried to push back on behalf of all Alaskans. … We're facing some difficult times and there's a lot of enthusiasm for the policies that Secretary Zinke and the president have been talking about with regard to our economy. But the message was pretty clear….feedback

Anthony Scaramucci

The president is bringing it back to its roots of disruption. We're going to disrupt and half the political system to take care of the American people. (Trump) loves the U.K. Don't you want a trade deal for your great nation? (Trump)'s about fair and equal trade. He just wants it to be

John Ficarra

Al has written and illustrated almost 500 fold-ins for MAD, and he never stops surprising

Elizabeth Hagan

There's a clear pattern of the administration trying to undermine and sabotage the Affordable Care Act. It's not letting the law fail, it's making the law

Leslie Dach

The most important thing is that people understand what repeal means for them. And what repeal means is millions losing their insurance, costs going up, not down, and anxiety coming back in their lives. We've had a simple goal from the beginning, which is to stop the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, to protect

Steven Livingston

This is going to force some of Trump's Democratic Party opponents who are doing their very best to pay attention to the Russia investigation, or the Republican repeal and replace fiasco with the Affordable Care Act, to focus on something else. And it's going to put them potentially on the defensive. So that's a way that this could be seen as a strategic move rather than simply Trump spouting off on

Jennifer Peace

At this point, I am confident that the military will so the right thing and ensure that those who are qualified and capable of serving will be given every opportunity to do so. I have served in the military for almost 13 years now and plan to continue doing so. Trump has more money in his wallet than it takes for trans care in the Department of

Benjy Sarlin - NBC News

Scrapping the mandate could create major policy headaches, however, including millions more uninsured, a spike in premiums, and a potential exodus of insurers from the market. If these changes came to pass, they would violate Republican promises to lower premiums and increase

Leigh Ann Caldwell - National Broadcasting Company
Vaughn Hillyard - National Broadcasting Company

With Vice President Mike Pence casting a tie-breaking vote, Republicans moved forward on health care reform Tuesday as the Senate successfully opening debate on the issue. But just six hours later, Republicans faced their first defeat in that process, failing to pass a measure that they've been working on that would have partially repealed and replaced

Benjy Sarlin - NBC News

By voting on a partial repeal bill, Republicans would avoid heated debates within their party over cuts to Medicaid, subsidies for private insurance, and which Obamacare regulations to change or

Paul Waldman

As Republicans struggle to figure out which spectacularly unpopular, viciously cruel and perfunctorily considered version of their health-care bill they want to become law, one former member of the House leadership has come out with an extraordinary admission about what a scam the whole project is. In an interview with Elaina Plott of Washingtonian magazine, former House majority leader Eric Cantor, who was defeated in a primary in 2014 by a tea party extremist, explains that Republicans knew they were lying to their base about their ability to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but they just couldn’t help

Donald J. Trump

We will no longer be the stupid people who get taken care of by their politicians so badly because they don't know what they're

Drew Hammill

While some may find it politically advantageous to engage in a circular firing squad, Leader Pelosi isn't in Congress on a shift. She's on a mission to protect the Affordable Care

Donald J. Trump

You think that's easy? That's not easy. We're now one step closer to liberating our citizens from this Obamacare nightmare and delivering great health care to the American people. And now tonight, I'm back in the center of American heartland, far away from the Washington swamp, to spend time with thousands of you American

Lindsey Graham

We've got one. We've got a couple of conservatives who may decide to step down and let a younger conservative take their job. All I can say is the Supreme Court vacancies that are to come in the next two or three years – maybe there won't be any, but there could be three or four. So this is a big deal. I was telling those young Republicans that our party needs to deliver on health care. A better way of doing health care is to let your state do it, not Washington, cut your taxes, rebuild your roads and bridges, and give us a strong military. President Trump has a really good

Donald J. Trump

We passed it without one Democrat vote. And that's a shame, but that's the way it is. And it's very unfortunate. But I want to congratulate American people, because we're going to give you great health care. And we're going to get rid of Obamacare, which should have been, frankly, terminated long ago. It's been a disaster for the American

Donald J. Trump

We're now one step closer to liberating our citizens from this Obamacare nightmare and delivering great health care for the American people. I'm back in the American heartland far away from the Washington swamp. Yes, our Second Amendment is very, very sound again. That would've been gonzo, it would have been gone, but I never had a doubt. Jared Kushner did very well yesterday in proving he did not collude with the Russians. Witch

Paul Waldman

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), having just been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, is returning to Washington on Tuesday to cast a vote on the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Like the other senators, he doesn’t know what he’s voting on, because Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) hasn’t revealed which version of the bill will be offered. As of this writing, rumors are flying about what kind of gambit McConnell might employ, including a “skinny repeal” that would eliminate only the ACA’s individual mandate and some taxes. There may be votes on different versions offered up in a sequence, including “repeal and delay.” (Rand Paul says he was promised a vote on that version.) What we can say for sure is that Republicans will be voting to take health coverage away from tens of millions of people, without a single hearing or moment of expert testimony to discuss the effects of what they’re about to

Susan Collins

At times he called for a bipartisan bill, and so I think he'd be fine with a bipartisan

Susan Collins

In northern Maine, where the (insurance) rates are highest, and the population is older, the information from what I've seen, it (the cost of insurance) would be like a third of their income in some cases. So I'm very concerned about

Rand Paul

The real question is what are we moving to? What are we opening debate to? Last week, Senate leadership said it would be a clean repeal ... and I think that's a good idea. The other alternative is the Senate leadership bill that doesn't repeal Obamacare, is Obamacare light and is loaded with pork. ... I'm not for

Anthony Scaramucci

If I said some things about him, when I was working for another candidate, Mr. Trump, Mr. President, I apologize for that. Can we move on off of that. I know you and I have moved on off of that. Jake hasn't moved on off of that, obviously and that's okay Jake, I don't care. But, I'm going to be working for you and we're going to serve the American people and we're going to get your agenda out into the heartland where it belongs and we're going to turn this thing into a movement, a bigger movement than we have

Joseph F. Smiddy

The people of this area have been told by the politicians and President Trump that coal is coming back. They believe that. They've been told that Obamacare is no good. They believe that. They believe that Trump's going to bring them

Susan Collins

It's a good question about what will be happening next week. It appears that we will have a vote on Tuesday, but we don't know on whether we're going to be voting on the House bill, the first version of the Senate bill, the second version of the Senate bill, a new version of the Senate bill or a 2015 bill that would have repealed the Affordable Care Act

Vladimir Zhirinovsky

He (Trump) won't care about Syria, Libya and Iraq and why an earth should America interfere in these countries? And Ukraine. Who needs Ukraine? She craves power. Her view is that Hillary is the most important person on the planet, that America is an exceptional country, as Barack Obama said. That's dangerous. She could start a nuclear

Anita Cameron

They want to get rid of Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act to do away with any legacy Obama has had. They want to erase the good works he's done from the

Susan Collins

I don't even know what we are proceeding to next week. I don't know whether we are proceeding to the House bill, a new version of the Senate bill, the old version of the Senate bill, the 2015 'repeal and hope we come up with something in two years' bill – I truly don't. I really think at this point, particularly given the divisions in our conference, that we should go back to normal order [and] have hearings on the problems of the Affordable Care Act, which there are

Jeff Flake

President Bush came and did a fundraiser for me. I [voted] with him most of the time, and that's how the White House usually works. They realize that no senator is there as a rubber

Jeff Flake

I opposed No Child Left Behind, the president's signature initiative, along with Mike Pence; I opposed the prescription-drug benefit, the president's signature initiative, along with Mike Pence. I opposed the president's Cuba policy for eight

Jeff Flake

I'm the other senator from Arizona - the one that wasn't captured. If the president wants to recruit a primary opponent, that's his prerogative. He can do that. I've had issues with other Republican presidents on policy, maybe not as many. But anyway, that's what you do if you're a senator. That's what you should

James Pethokoukis

What I think happens there is they don't get massive tax reform, they don't massive tax cuts. They'll get a tax cut, it'll be a temporary tax cut, (which is) probably not the best thing for economic

James Pethokoukis

They were already having trouble coming up with 50 votes and now that just got a lot harder. At this point, I think the most likely scenario is they don't have enough votes for either and Obamacare

Christopher S. Murphy

He wears his decency on his sleeve often, and that can't be said of everybody around

Jeff Flake

I have no doubt I can make my life, as far as reelection, a lot easier if I was just a go-along-to-get-along guy. But, you know, it's not worth it. It's not worth it to be here if you're not going to try to accomplish something. Sorry you have to put up with this. Lots of wonderful people across AZ. You'll find them. If the president wants to recruit a primary opponent, that's his prerogative. He can do that. I've had issues with other Republican presidents on policy, maybe not as many. But anyway, that's what you do if you're a senator. That's what you should

Carlos Curbelo

Not at all. Many of us thought we needed to be honest with the American people. And for many years we had been campaigning about how we needed to do better than the (Affordable Care Act). We know that the ACA is very vulnerable right

Glenn Thompson

The ship is sinking under the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare. You can't walk the plank on a sinking

Marco Rubio

Well, I just want to be fair to the president, he was told by numerous people let the Senate work it out and then, you know, you can come in at the end and help to close it, and he followed that advice and it didn't work

Mike Rounds

I think there's a farily large group of us who still don't want to give up on making the reforms. I think walking away is a

Tom Wolf

What the president is doing is actually undermining the Affordable Care Act. It's very disingenuous to say, I'm going to sit back and let it fail. By virtue of ... things he has already done and could do in the future, he's actually destroying the Affordable Care Act, he's not just letting it fail. He's taking it to

Donald J. Trump

Inaction is not an option. We shouldn't leave town until this is complete and until we all go over to the Oval Office. I'll sign it and we can celebrate for the American people. I've been here just six months. I'm ready to act. I have pen in hand, believe me, I'm sitting in that office. People are hurting, inaction is not an option, and frankly I don't think we should leave town unless we have a health insurance plan, unless we can give our people great health

Mike Lee

He was encouraging to me and said, you know, Just see what changes you can make to

Jerry Moran

It could have been prolonged for days or weeks while no one said

Ian Bremmer - Eurasia Group

I've never in my life seen a relationship between two major countries where the interests are so misaligned while the leaders are so buddy-buddy. It doesn't add up. Trump has been inconsistent on his China policy, he's been inconsistent on his Nato policy. On any foreign policy issue he's been on both sides. Except Russia. It doesn't make sense. The fact he was willing to do this in front of global leaders shows he just doesn't care how America is

Stephen Colbert

So, Trumpcare is officially deader than the people who would've been dead if Trumpcare had passed. The president had some interesting math to turn this into a

Trevor Noah

Trumpcare is no more. I don't know why we're surprised. We all knew the words Trump and care were never destined to be together. To add insult to injury, while the GOP's healthcare dreams were crumbling, Trump wasn't even helping. He was hosting a play-play party at the White House celebrating something called 'Made in America' week, where the president basically checked out guitars, wrestled with baseball bats and, of course, his favorite activity, fake-driving a

Dick Durbin

The Republicans have to understand that if they're going to try to starve out the Affordable Care Act, they're responsible for the outcome. We'd rather work with them to solidify this

Chuck Schumer

Our colleagues in the Republican Senate have a choice to make. They can follow the president down a path that would lead to higher premiums, less care and millions of Americans losing coverage. They can join President Trump in trying to sabotage the system and hurt millions of innocent Americans to try to make a political point that has failed already. Or they can start today working with

Donald J. Trump

If we don't repeal and replace Obamacare, we will destroy American health care forever. It's one of the single most important reasons why we must win on Nov. 8th. We must

Jerry Moran

We should not put our stamp of approval on bad policy. Furthermore, if we leave the federal government in control of everyday healthcare decisions, it is more likely that our healthcare system will devolve into a single-payer system, which would require a massive federal spending increase. We must now start fresh with an open legislative process to develop innovative solutions that provide greater personal choice, protections for pre-existing conditions, increased access and lower overall costs for

Josh Dawsey - Politico

To Trump, the Obamacare fight has always been about scoring a win. He doesn't care nearly as much about the specifics, people close to him say, and hasn't understood why legislators just won't make deals and bring something, anything to his

Jerry Moran

There are serious problems with Obamacare, and my goal remains what it has been for a long time: to repeal and replace it. We should not put our stamp of approval on bad

Ben Wikler

Every day that the Senate doesn't repeal the Affordable Care Act and gut Medicaid is a day that makes it less likely they'll be able to pass

Mitch McConnell

We will now try a different way to bring the people relief from Obamacare. I think we owe them at least that much. In the coming days, the Senate will take up a vote on a repeal of Obamacare combined with a stable two-year transition period as we work toward patient-centered

Stephen Colbert

Last week, Don Jr did not mention this other Russian spy guy. This is everything? It must've slipped his mind. With all that hair gel, things just slide

Seth Meyers

First he said it had nothing to do with the campaign, it was just a short introductory meeting about the adoption of Russian children. The next day he admitted the lawyer promised dirt on Hillary but said her statements were 'vague, ambiguous and made no sense'. The day after that he said the meeting was normal opposition research that 'went nowhere, but had to listen'. And then finally, after releasing all the emails, he insisted the meeting was fine because it 'occurred before the current Russian fever was in

Trevor Noah

Now, the CBO clearly doesn't believe in the power of dreams, because their numbers show that around 22 million fewer people will have insurance under this plan, and they've come to that prediction with data and statistical models, which are by far Trump's least favorite type of

Seth Meyers

Okay, first of all, in vogue'? It's a criminal conspiracy to meddle in an election, not a '

Stephen Colbert

It's Russia Week. And I just want to get out ahead of the story here. I recently met with a lot of Russians. I can't remember why. Maybe because I was in Russia. This week we'll be showing you one Russian field piece. I meant to say two Russian – my lawyers are now telling me it's five Russian field pieces. Folks, things are not looking good for president's son and store-brand Billy Baldwin, Donald Trump Jr. Now we've learned that there was another Russian at the meeting, Russian lobbyist Rinat

Seth Meyers

The Russia scandal has engulfed the White House after last week's bombshell revelations that Trump's son Donald Trump Jr met with a woman described as a Russian government attorney promising dirt on Hillary Clinton as part of Russia and its government's support for Mr Trump. One Trump ally called it a category 5 hurricane and another White House official said, This is sum of all fears stuff, it's what we've all been dreading. Maybe you've been dreading it, but the rest of us have been waiting for it like the new season of Game of

Seth Meyers

He changed his story four times in four days. That's like if your wife asks, Where were you last night?' and you said, I was at work, I was working at a coworker's house, at a friend's house, at a female friend's house, in a female friend's bed, but nothing came of

Trevor Noah

The Trump administration is allergic to facts. Instead of focusing on the numbers, Trump's team says we should focus on what we believe. Yes, we believe everyone's going to be covered. Some by insurance, some by the sheets that the coroners place over them because they can't afford healthcare. On some level, you have to be impressed that Mitch McConnell and his friends have written a bill so bad that their own party hates it. The only question is when something is so deeply unpopular, how could you possible make it worse?feedback

Stephen Colbert

So then we found out there was also a sixth person. That's more people than are currently working at Trump's EPA. Now, no one is saying that there were seven people in the meeting. Because it turns out there were at least eight people in the room. Eight. That's not even counting the other Russians that were nesting inside of

Ray Attrill

There's more to it than just the data continues to underperform expectations. The dollar is trading 5-6 percent weaker than where it should be purely on the back of interest rates. It's unlikely they can bring that to the floor this week. That's further going to play to the so-called Trump discount, because I think the view is that rightly or wrongly, that if we can't get health-care reform done, then we can't move on to the fiscal agenda – in particular tax

Donald J. Trump

After all of these years of suffering thru ObamaCare, Republican Senators must come through as they have promised! We are very, very close to ending this health-care nightmare. The only thing more difficult than peace between Israel and the Palestinians is health

Jennifer Rubin

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) released a new proposal to overhaul the Affordable Care Act on Thursday after spending three weeks reworking it to win over wavering lawmakers on the right and in the

Katha Pollitt - The Nation

Imagine, if Democrats, sick and tired of losing white votes in Mississippi, decided to nominate a segregationist for

Mara Keisling

Here he goes again. It appears [what] the Attorney General is saying is that he will only enforce a 'civil rights' law that is meant as an excuse to discriminate; but he won't enforce longstanding, real civil rights laws like Title IX, Title IX and Section 1557 of the Affordable Care

Rob Portman

I opposed the last draft of the Senate health proposal because I had concerns about the measure's Medicaid policies, especially those that impact drug treatment for those suffering from addiction. I've also consistently said that the Affordable Care Act isn't working for many Ohio families and small businesses whose premiums and deductibles have skyrocketed, and choices have disappeared as health insurance plans have left Ohio. As this process moves forward, I will continue to work with my colleagues to ensure that our health care system works better for all

Paul Krugman

The latest Trumpcare bill still takes from the poor to give to the rich; it just does so with extra

Jeff Flake

I like the consumer freedom amendment in it, you've got to get relief to Arizonans that just don't have

Ted Cruz

The bill will not have the votes to go forward if there are not meaningful protections for consumer freedom that significantly lower premiums. It needs to be in the underlying

Rand Paul

I don't see anything in here really remotely resembling repeal. At this point, I cannot support the

Rand Paul

I don't see anything in here really remotely resembling repeal. They want to go toward socialism, and we want to go toward free markets, free choice and

Bernie Sanders

You do walk in, if by some chance, there are some Republicans who want to improve the Affordable Care Act. The Affordable Care Act has problems. Deductibles, premiums, co-payments are too high. Prescription drug costs are much too high. How do we improve that? Let's do

Mike Pence

I cannot imagine that Congress would dare to leave Washington without a beautiful new HealthCare bill fully approved and ready to go! Rush, that's what freedom looks like, isn't it?feedback

Susan Collins

I believe that we should not repeat the mistake that President Obama made in passing major legislation with no support from the other

Leigh Ann Caldwell - National Broadcasting Company

When Congress returns to work Monday, Senate Republicans will press forward with their attempt to reform the nation's health care system, an effort that has been hampered for months by internal divisions and an ineffective and inconsistent public relations push. Low approval ratings have plagued the GOP's health care bill throughout the party's effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. The reasons: A secretive process that ignored public input, a disengaged president who hasn't energized his base, and the task of selling a bill its own party can't get

Gloria Allred

I start blasting Donald Trump. I said something to the effect of: 'Mr Trump, we don't care what your anatomy looked like when you were born, and you shouldn't care what her anatomy looked like when she was born.' Well, obviously, that really upset

Christopher S. Murphy

I'm sure Donald Trump is going to wake up every day trying to figure out tweets that will distract from this health-care bill, and we can't let that

Elizabeth Warren

For years now, we have said we need to make improvements to the Affordable Care Act, to

John Studzinski - The Blackstone Group

Markets don't lie and the market is still very positive about Donald Trump and the U.S., but there's probably a view that if there isn't any major changes in health care legislation, trade or taxes in the next three months, then you could see (an)

Sabrina Corlette

With the skimpier subsidies, states are going to be under enormous pressure to apply for these

Topher Spiro

Protesting Trumpcare this week is the pinnacle of democracy and

John Kasich

Right now, they don't want to concede anything. Right now, they're not ready, they are not ready to sit down and put the nation first, in my

Michael Verardo

Thank you, President Trump and [Veterans Affairs] Secretary [David] Shulkin for ensuring that we are not forgotten and that we will receive the care we need and

Bill Cassidy

Until a Democrat says they are willing to sign on to the Patient Freedom Act, which allows a blue state to do what they're doing now, but allows a red state to do something different, I'm not sure we're ready for

Rand Paul

The bill is just being lit up like a Christmas tree full of billion-dollar ornaments, and it's not repeal. I'm not for that, but I'm saying I want repeal to work, and the way you do it is you separate it into two bill and you do it

Donald J. Trump

We will always take care of our GREAT VETERANS. You have shed your blood, poured your love, and bared your soul, in defense of our

Ben Sasse

You campaigned and won on the repeal of Obamacare. So did every Republican senator. We should keep our word. On the current path, it looks like Republicans will either fail to pass any meaningful bill at all, or will instead pass a bill that attempts to prop up much of the crumbling Obamacare structures. After we gave our word to repeal and replace Obamacare's monstrosity, we should not go back to our states during August as the American people struggle under fewer choices and skyrocketing costs. We should remain in D.C. at

Kevin Brady

That doesn't achieve what President Donald Trump set out to do. I really think the Senate's approach – certainly in the House – of not simply repealing but starting to put into place the elements that can make health care affordable ... that should continue to be our

Patty Murray

Our country makes a promise to take care of the men and women who serve, but Trumpcare would do just the

Donald J. Trump

We are looking at a health care that would be a fantastic tribute to our country, a health care that would take care of people, finally, for the right reasons and also at the right

Donald J. Trump

And yet, some of the employees involved in these scandals remained on the payrolls. Outdated laws kept the government from holding those who failed our veterans accountable. Today, we are finally changing those laws – wasn't easy, but we did have some fantastic help – to make sure that the scandal of what we suffered so recently never, ever happens again – and that our veterans can get the care they so richly

Ronald M. Cameron

I might support a challenger, and would certainly withhold support from someone that I thought was against Trump's

Wayne Allyn Root

He's making a tragic mistake that I thought had already been learned by the G.O.P. delegation in Nevada. When you abandon Trump, you don't get one Democrat, but you lose

Megan Taylor - Heller

It's not about Senator Heller getting to a yes, it's about improving the legislation so that it achieves his goals of lowering costs and protecting Nevada's most

Bob Corker

You know, he's very personable and people like talking to him and he's very embracing of that, so there will be certain people he'd like to talk to. But I'd let [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch [McConnell] handle

David Himmelstein

It's fairly straightforward. Basically the literature says there's a scientific consensus here, and the Republicans would like to ignore it or would like it not to be true. We're more than ever convinced that single payer is the right way to go. The Affordable Care Act left 28 million people uninsured. I don't think there's a plausible route to universal coverage that's not single

Craig Garthwaite

It's not like, prior to the Affordable Care Act, we had these really highly functioning insurance markets that all of the sudden the Affordable Care Act

James Stack

We're not increasing cash reserves. We are rebalancing towards more defensive and out-of-favor sectors, like consumer staples and health care. I Wouldn't Call It a Trump Rally. The risks don't lie with potential charges of obstruction of justice or even impeachment. For political mayhem to upset the economic apple cart, it has to irreparably damage confidence at the consumer and business level. So far we don't see that happening. Consumer confidence and consumer sentiment measures are at 16-year highs, and C.E.O. confidence in April was the highest since

Susan Collins

It's certainly going to be difficult, but it's certainly worth a try. It is never good to pass major legislation without the input in both parties. That was the mistake President Obama made with the Affordable Care Act, and I don't think we should repeat that

Bill Cassidy

Tinkering will not do it. If we do what President Trump suggested, if we put more money back in to try and improve the coverage for those Trump voters who were told on the campaign trail they'd have coverage, their pre-existing (medical) conditions addressed, if we take care of those Trump voters ... then we'll do the right

Joe Manchin

We didn't grow up with this, it was not out there. The legal pharmaceutical manufacturers were not producing this product. This came of age in the Eighties, and when it came of age it became a business model. I understand there was some good intentions and some need of really some severe cases we have like cancer and end of life comfort. This thing became a business. And it has been exploited to the extent that we have never seen

Mark W. Warner

One-off carve outs…are we only going to deal with opioids? Are we also going to deal with alcohol? Are we also going to deal with other drug addictions? What about cancer? What about diabetes?feedback

Joe Manchin

In my state, we're the number one. We're ground zero. We have more people that have been affected through legal drugs, opioid addiction, than any other form that we've ever had hit our

Mark W. Warner

You don't take close to 800 billion dollars out of Medicaid that serves not only poor individuals but two-thirds of the folks in nursing homes. Many, many children with disabilities, people with addiction and pit one challenge group against the other. I think that would be short-sighted if there was only the opioid relief and there wasn't the other kind of more comprehensive drug and other alcohol

Shelley Moore Capito

I haven't heard. I think that's an issue, obviously, for me, but not the only

Richard Blumenthal

The wheeling and dealing will be to tried to buy votes essentially, not in a nefarious way, but simply politically try to make the bill more palatable. I still regard this fight to stop the bill as uphill, because they have the majority. And as long as the majority leader can command dollars as well as persuasion, he has a path

Sheldon Whitehouse

The folks who are experts in this, tell me that in the vast majority of cases, you have to integrate the opioid treatment into the overall plan of care for people. Because so often an opioid addiction relates to other physical or behavioral health challenges. I think it's hard to do, I mean I'm delighted they're interested in finally throwing some money at the problem. But when you put that up against the destruction that they want to do to Medicare, I don't think it balances out. It looks an awful like, to quote Dick Durbin, putting that lace collar on the pit

Donald J. Trump

This is an un-Republican thing for me to say because a lot of times they say, No, no, the lower 25 percent that can't afford private. But I am going to take care of everybody. I don't care if it costs me votes or not. Everybody's going to be taken care of much better than they're taken care of now. Much lower

Glenn Thrush - The New York Times

A senator who supports the bill left the meeting at the White House with a sense that the president did not have a grasp of some basic elements of the Senate plan, and seemed especially confused when a moderate Republican complained that opponents of the bill would cast it as a massive tax break for the wealthy, according to an aide who received a detailed readout of the

Patty Murray

No matter how they try to spin their massive cuts to Medicaid to make the Senate version look less 'mean,' it is clear that Trumpcare would mean massive cuts to schools and districts and massive pain for students and

Stephen Colbert

Remember how the Republicans have been promising to repeal and replace Obamacare for seven years now? It's their most consistent message other than: 'Turn down that hip-hop racket, you kids'. And this is the week, because Senate majority leader and unacknowledged lovechild of Admiral Ackbar has promised he will pass Trumpcare before the July 4 recess. And they have got to, because if they do not pass this now there is a serious danger that someone might read

Donald J. Trump

This has a chance to be a great health care at a reasonable cost. People can save a lot of money. We get rid of the mandates, we get rid of so much – got rid of a lot of the taxes. All of the bad parts of Obamacare are gone. Essentially, it's a repeal and

Sam Nunberg

I think his numbers would go up if he had a couple of addresses. If he communicates directly with the American people, he cuts through the

Chuck Schumer

President Trump, I challenge you to invite us – all 100 of us, Republican and Democrat – to Blair House to discuss a new bipartisan way forward on health care in front of all the American people. It would focus about what you, Mr. President, have talked about in your campaign: lower costs, better health care, covering everybody' – not on tax cuts for the rich, not on slashing

Ana Navarro

More than political cannibalism, attack ads vs Heller are shortsighted, disrespectful to voters who sent him there to vote his

Chuck Schumer

These are the faces, the human toll, that Trumpcare would take on our country, on our citizenry, our great American

J. Nadine Gracia

The Affordable Care Act is the most important law to help reduce health disparities since the passage Medicare and Medicaid, because the law is addressing issues of access, affordability, and quality of care, which have all been obstacles and barriers that relate to the health of

Katrina Pierson

It's not @AmericaFirstPol job to protect R seats. It's to support/promote #AmericaFIRST policies. If you don't, we'll let your voters

Chuck Schumer

Trumpcare will lead to higher costs and less care, and will lead to tens of millions of Americans without

Chuck Schumer

Today's (CBO) report confirms what doctors, patient advocates, democrats and republicans have been saying for weeks, Trumpcare will lead to higher costs for less care, and will lead to tens of millions of Americans left without any

Connie Mays

I am begging you, please please whatever it takes, we have got to get this fixed. It has destroyed people, it has destroyed

Chuck Schumer

CBO's report today makes clear that this Bill is every bit as mean as the House Bill. This CBO report should be the end of the road for Trumpcare. Republicans would be wise to read it like a giant stop sign, urging them to turn back from this path that would be disastrous for the country, for middle-class Americans and for their

Andy Slavitt

For all the talk of the Senate dramatically changing the House bill, it's not much different. Except

Reince Priebus - Republican National Committee

It was abundantly clear that we didn't have air cover when it came to calls coming into lawmakers. No one can fix this problem better than

Mike Mikus

Trump promised people better health care for less money; Paul D. Ryan never promised them that. I think he can be their Nancy Pelosi in very short order

John Cornyn

Some people have been more public about concerns but said they want to get to

Dean Heller

I cannot support legislation that takes away insurance from millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Nevadans. Make no mistake, the Affordable Care Act does need fixing. But the bill in front of us today doesn't make those

Michael Steele

He's going to own it either way, whether he signs a bill or doesn't get a

John Weaver

I don't think he realizes that. There's a bigger downside if it passes and millions of people lose

Michael Steele

You're going to have a whole generation of people who had health care losing health care, and in many instances, they're Trump voters. I think that's a very risky

Doug Heye

Those who are strong Trump supporters have remained so despite the controversies. They still see Trump as someone willing to take on their

Avik Roy - Forbes

Conservatives should embrace the goal of universal coverage, and this bill makes enormous progress towards that goal. Does this bill have heart? It absolutely

Charles Blahous

There's two issues here. There's the problems in Medicaid that were created under the Affordable Care Act, and then there are the problems that predated that. Medicaid was already on a financially unsustainable course before the Affordable Care

Donald J. Trump

I've been there for five months. If you remember during the Clinton period they worked for years and years and years and never got health care. But President Obama, his whole administration pushing, pushing for Obamacare, which has now

Donald J. Trump

I think that they'll probably get there. We'll have to see. I think we're going to get there. We have four very good people that - it's not that they're opposed. They would like to get certain changes. And we'll see if we can take care of that. If you look, the Clintons tried to get it and after years and years they couldn't do it. Obamacare was murder for them to get, and now it's failed. Well, I've done in five months what other people haven't done in

Simon Rosenberg

I don't think he wanted to play a major role or to get intimately involved. But it's become very personal. There comes a point where you can't stand aside. My guess is that part of the urgency of him weighing in is that a vote is happening within a week. Trump and the Republicans are drawing him in and it's to their own detriment in doing so. He's still arguably the most popular and potent political force in either party and he can have a big

Mario Molina - Molina Healthcare

President Trump said the House bill was 'mean.' I would characterize this bill as heartless. This should not be the 'better-care' bill; this should be the 'we-don't-care

Matthew Fiedler

This bottom line is that this bill will result in a very significant reduction in insurance coverage, as well as large increases in premium and out-of-pocket costs for those who manage to retain

Barack Obama

I recognize that repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act has become a core tenet of the Republican

Simon Rosenberg

Donald Trump has invited Barack Obama into the arena. No president has trashed a former president more than Trump has trashed Obama - personally and in terms of his legacy. It's been direct, persistent and out of

Chris Coons

Look, it's hard for me to believe that for something as important as a bill that would remake health care for hundreds of millions of people, that they're holding no hearings. There's a reason that President Trump called the House version of Obamacare repeal 'mean.' It's because it cuts Medicaid by too much, and it cuts Medicare by too much just to fund a tax cut. I think there's a real reason that the Republican leadership here in the Senate is hiding this bill even from its own

Patty Murray

Don't be fooled. Senate Republican leaders are going to spend this weekend doing everything they can to cut backroom deals and get the 50 votes they need to jam Trumpcare through the Senate–and that's why it's so important that Democrats and patients and families across the country keep fighting back and making clear any senator who votes for this mean, heartless bill will own the

Nancy Pelosi

I think I'm worth the trouble, quite frankly. My decision about how long I stay is not up to them. I believe one of the reasons they did it is I'm an effective leader. We passed the Affordable Care Act, we passed Dodd-Frank. Because it's a classic Republican line. The fact is that when we need to redistrict our country so when we get the majority of the votes in the country, it is reflected as the majority of the votes in the

Chuck Schumer

If you need treatment for opioid addiction, your plan may no longer cover it under #Trumpcare.