Many of them might choose to retreat to safer lines of business in the uncertain "zombie" period between the passage of such a repeal bill and its ultimate enactment.
To paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of the death of Republican health care reform are greatly exaggerated.
He added: "People are hurting".
Below is a timeline of the president's changing attitude about the deal, which appears to be one of the hardest he's ever had to negotiate in his life. But we see that Bloomberg News is reporting today that a new CBO score is expected perhaps later today on a repeal-and-replace plan that's still somehow out there?
If there is a group that Trump may have more sway with, it's conservatives, says Hans Noel, an associate professor at Georgetown University. The fear factor for any congressional Republican is getting primaried. Their mandate is to lead, not to shy away from tough decisions.
"I'm sitting in that office, I have a pen in hand". Trump has suggested withholding the money to force Democrats to negotiate.
'He wants to remain a senator, doesn't he?'
Trump also called out Sen.
"Senate rejection of the most recent health care proposal disappointed the president". This was Trump in January.
As of this week, GOP senators and staff are unsure what will happen when the Senate takes up the House-passed bill next week. After the meeting, senators said that the president emphasized that a repeal must be paired with a replacement plan. Sen.
Heller looked visibly surprised by the comment.
Republicans say they are committed to repealing Mr. Obama's health care law, which is a nonstarter for many Democrats.
Trump gathered 49 Republican senators on Wednesday for a White House lunch after a bill to repeal and replace the 2010 Affordable Care Act collapsed on Monday following dissent from a handful of the party's conservatives and moderates. The response, in a word, is heartening. Maybe Republicans can even find a way to bolster the individual mandate. McConnell said this on the floor when he announced the schedule last night. Why?
And now they face two new complications.
We recently asked you to support our journalism. Mike Lee, a Utah Republican. "The fight to move beyond the status quo of Obamacare was certainly never going to be easy".
During the call, the aide said, Lee reiterated to Trump his request for the consumer freedom amendment. When it was over, no one offered evidence of specific progress.
With cameras rolling, he delivered a clear threat to the man seated to his right, Dean Heller, one of the dissenters. McConnell sidestepped the question.
They can keep talking among themselves in an attempt to come up with another Republican-only plan. "We've got to remember those campaign promises".
"So far, Republican leadership and the White House haven't found a piece of health-care legislation that can get 51 votes", said Alex Conant, a GOP strategist whose public affairs firm represents health-care clients. But after emerging from a meeting with state governors in February, he complained that "nobody knew health care could be so complicated".