Paul Ryan is deliberately sabotaging healthcare


But, while Ryan declined to comment on any timelines for yet another repeal push, Bloomberg's sources-who spoke to the publication on condition of anonymity-suggested the vote could be scheduled sometime before the House's two-week break, starting April 7. Asked about the Republicans' failure to pass their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act last week, Ryan expressed concern about driving Trump into compromise with the Democrats.

Unless the Republicans come up with a totally different plan - or Trump supports realistic Democratic improvements - the best thing that can happen to healthcare is to leave Obamacare alone.

But Weber said some of the friction eased by the end of the meeting, prompting House Speaker Paul Ryan to say that more give and take might have been useful in the health care effort.

Anthony Miller from Kuna was notified a few months ago that his health care coverage was going to increase $12,000, forcing him to drop his insurance to the bare minimum. Likewise, Trump's ratings on Supreme Court nominations are about even, 50 percent approve to 49 percent disapprove. That is about the same as last week. Whatever this next bill looks like, it must be written transparently, in an open committee and floor consideration process, and with input from a majority of House members. A quarter were disappointed.

But many Republicans in Congress want to go further, introducing a border adjustment tax, which would shift the whole USA corporate income tax code to one taxing activity where it takes place. "So it is inconceivable that we would've been able to write a tax reform bill - and into law before summer", Ryan said.

There was justified criticism of the Republican bill.

One potential scenario is for some measures to be drafted as detailed, account-by-account legislation, but with more controversial agencies, such as the IRS and Health and Human Services, being financed at current levels. 62% of Trump voters said he worked as hard as he could to pass the bill. She is president of The Oldham County Republic. I know he wants to get things done with the Republican Congress, but if this Republican Congress allows the flawless to be the enemy of the good, I worry we'll push the president into working with the Democrats. Trump's campaign promised a traditional rate cutting and base-broadening programme, reducing the corporate income tax rate from 35 per cent to 15 per cent, with income tax rates lowered for all but with the number of rates reduced from seven to three.

Trump repeatedly said during the campaign that Mexico would pay for the wall, but the administration has made clear USA tax dollars will finance it.

The president has responded in public with belligerent tweets often blaming the media, Democrats, conservative Republicans and others.

The healthcare debacle was the first real test of Trump's congressional support and his fabled ability to strike deals. Tort reform could be a promising avenue and so could legalizing interstate purchasing of health care plans. The loss also lowered expectations for what this Congress can accomplish, along with the confidence of Republicans in their Congressional party.

Since the Affordable Care Act was enacted in 2010, Republicans adamantly pushed against it and vowed to repeal and replace it as soon as possible. For example, Americans for Prosperity, part of a conservative network backed by billionaires Charles and David Koch, vowed to spend more than $1 million fighting any lawmakers who would vote for it. This week, that percentage dropped to under a third, and just about equals the percentage who now don't think it will ever happen.