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Senate Unveils Healthcare Bill: Trump 'Very Angry' if Not Approved

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GARY LANE: Some key Republicans rejected the original Senate

bill, meaning it would not gain approval without revisions.

So it was back to the drawing board with a new health care

plan.

The revised Senate bill now provides

billions of dollars in government subsidies

to tackle the national opioid epidemic.

And it allows cheaper plans that include reduced benefits.

Critics argue Obamacare forced some people

to pay for services they don't need,

like pregnancy expenses for senior citizens

or geriatric care for millennials.

That change alone could bring down costs for some Americans.

The measure was pushed by Texas Senator Ted Cruz,

so will he now support the bill?

Yes.

GARY LANE: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell now

says he expects a vote on the bill sometime next week.

Not one Democrat is expected to cast a vote for it.

The meat of this bill is exactly the same

as it was before.

And in some ways, they've somehow

managed to make it even worse.

GARY LANE: The support of moderate GOP senators

like Susan Collins will be essential

if Republicans are to get the votes needed for approval.

But she's ready to vote against the revised plan

because Medicaid spending won't grow as quickly as planned.

We're talking about the health infrastructure in rural America

and some of our most vulnerable citizens.

GARY LANE: President Trump in his "700 Club" interview

this week with Pat Robertson made

it clear he'll be upset if Republicans don't act to repeal

and replace Obamacare.

It has to get passed.

They have to do it.

They have to get together and get it done.

What will happen if they don't?

Well, I don't even want to talk about it, because I

think it would be very bad.

I would be very angry about it.

And a lot of people will be very upset.

But I'm sitting waiting for that bill to come to my desk.

I hope that they do it, they've been promising it for years.

They've been promising it ever since Obamacare,

which has failed.

GARY LANE: Even Vice President Pence

weighed in, pressing Senate Republicans to meet up

to their campaign commitments.

We urge every member of the United States Senate

to roll their sleeves up and get this bill to the President's

desk and get it there soon.

GARY LANE: Gary Lane, CBN News.

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