Sen. Lindsey Graham is working with colleagues on a plan he says will repeal and replace Obamacare
Despite repeated failures, President Donald Trump will not put his plan to pass health care legislation to rest. On Friday, the president met with three Republican senators who hope to achieve a new plan that would repeal and replace Obamacare, from Politico. The group is hoping to put forth legislation that would be able to garner 50 votes in the Senate. Politico elaborated: On Saturday morning Trump went on an in which he said Senate Republicans “look like fools” and that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell must seek to abolish the filibuster rule “now.” But the rant continued into the afternoon as well, and the president threatened to “halt Obamacare payments subsidizing health plans for low-income individuals — an idea adamantly opposed by Republicans and Democrats alike, ” according to Politico. Trump referred to the subsidies as bailouts. “If a new HealthCare Bill is not approved quickly, BAILOUTS for Insurance Companies and BAILOUTS for Members of Congress will end very soon!” Trump tweeted. Afterwards he sent out a tweet touting the stock market increases since the election, but a few hours later he still couldn’ t put the health care issue to rest. He further provoked Senate Republicans, demanding they come up with a solution. “Unless the Republican Senators are total quitters, Repeal & Replace is not dead! Demand another vote before voting on any other bill!” the president tweeted.