(NationalSentinel) Healthcare: After whiffing on the first attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare, Republican leaders are expressing confidence they have enough votes to pass reworked legislation that has a little bit of everything in it for all factions of the divided GOP.
As reported by CBS News, the White House is also optimistic:
White House economic adviser Gary Cohn and White House chief of staff Reince Priebus expressed confidence Monday that Republicans will secure enough support to pass a revised bill to repeal and replace Obamacare this week.
“Do we have the votes for health care? I think we do,”. Cohn serves as the director of the National Economic Council.
“We’re going to get health care down to the floor of the House,” he added. “We’re convinced we’ve got the votes and we’re going to keep moving on with our agenda.”
During a separate interview on “CBS This Morning,” Priebus was also asked if a health care bill will happen this week.
“I certainly hope so,” he said. “I think it will happen this week,” adding that it would be “one of the fastest pieces of signature legislation to go through for a president since Roosevelt.”
If something decent passes, then it will give President Donald J. Trump a much-heralded legislative win for sure – but it will also boost Republican lawmakers’ stock with voters, which took a hit after GOP leaders offered up a bad replacement bill that would have left much of the Affordable Care Act intact.