Trump says he'll allow health insurance purchases across state lines

President Donald Trump called Senator John McCain’s opposition to legislation to overhaul the Affordable Care Act ‘‘a tremendous slap in the face to the Republican Party

It's unclear whether Cochran's health concerns would prevent him from returning to cast a vote on the health care reform.

Trump said the health care bill, which was blocked by Democrats with the help of some Republicans, has "so many great features... If I'm in California, which is an expensive medical care state and I buy my insurance from DE, which is not, I'm still going to doctors and hospitals that are very expensive and the insurance plan is either going to cover that or not", he said.

Paul said he has been working with the Trump administration for six months on the plan, and said it can be pulled off entirely through executive order. There are 52 Republican U.S. senators. Trump later said the senator was "home recovering".

In addition, there are several other senators - Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Ted Cruz (Texas), Mike Lee (Utah) - who never said they would vote "yes" on Graham-Cassidy. In a tweet, he called the Kentucky senator "a friend of mine", while saying he was "wrong" on the last health care bill.

Trump also tweeted: "get rid of the Filibuster Rule!"

During a radio interview, Trump repeatedly proclaimed that Obamacare repeal is dead because at least two Republicans are going to vote against it. But the problem is we can't have them by Friday because the reconciliation ends on Friday, so we'll have to do it in January or February.

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who was an early "no" on the Graham-Cassidy repeal bill, has been persistently pushing for this initiative. However, he also plans to negotiate with Democrats to "see if I can get a health care plan that's even better".

It is expected to propose a 20% corporate income tax rate, a new 25% tax rate for pass-through businesses such as partnerships, and a reduced 35% top income tax rate for individual Americans.

"The 20 percent is non-negotiable", Trump said.

They are under mounting pressure to finish the job since the collapse of the latest Republican effort to overturn the Obamacare healthcare law.

"There's an understanding among outside groups, among members, among Republicans across the country that there is a desperate need to cut middle-class taxes", Bliss said, noting "excitement and relief" among outside groups that it was "finally time" to push the tax package in Congress.

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