NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the Trump administration’s health care plan (all times local):9:45 p.m.
The House passed the first version of the Republican-crafted repeal bill Friday, but the Senate was left out of the process as Democrats vowed to filibuster the bill and Republicans tried to force a vote on the legislation.
President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that the Senate is “dead on arriving” with their version of health care legislation.
Trump tweeted that the House is “not doing well” with health care.
The Senate’s version of a bill that passed last week would give states $150 billion in federal aid for Medicaid expansion and lower deductibles and copays.
It would also give states more flexibility to waive some insurance requirements and eliminate the requirement that insurers cover most health care costs.
The legislation would give the states additional flexibility to allow states to opt out of certain health insurance mandates.
The House passed a version of its health care proposal earlier this week.
The White House is expected to sign the bill Friday.
The Senate passed a similar bill in May and passed it Friday.
Democrats vowed that they would filibuster the measure if it ever comes to the Senate floor.
They vowed to use a filibuster if Republicans attempt to push through the legislation, and Republican leaders have said that they’re confident they can prevail on the House side of the chamber.
Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, the House’s second-ranking Republican, said he was disappointed by the Senate’s failure to pass the Senate bill, saying that the measure “does not meet the requirements of a Republican health care solution.
The Republican Senate is not passing the Senate plan and we will not allow this to happen again.”
Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming said the Senate health care committee has not met since early March, when it was expected to pass its health bill.
Barrasso said the committee will continue to work to bring forward the House version of legislation.
“We will continue our work on legislation that will pass both chambers, and we look forward to continuing our work together in the coming weeks,” Barrasso tweeted Friday.