President Trump tweeted Monday that he expects Congress to approve a “beautiful new” health care bill before taking off for summer recess.
“I cannot imagine that Congress would dare to leave Washington without a beautiful new Health Care bill fully approved and ready to go!” he wrote early Monday morning.
Congress is slated to go on break for the entire month of August.
Republicans may not be able to reach a consensus on repealing and replacing ObamaCare when they return to Washington this week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said last week.
“If my side is unable to agree on an adequate replacement, then some kind of action with regard to private health insurance markets must occur,” he
said. “No action is not an alternative. We’ve got the insurance markers imploding all over the country, including in this state.”
McConnell delayed the vote on a first draft of the bill after it failed to garner support from key Republicans.
Trump previously suggested that Republicans vote to repeal ObamaCare and replace it later ahead of the July 4th break — but that never happened.
“If Republican Senators are unable to pass what they are working on now, they should immediately REPEAL, and then REPLACE at a later date!” the president tweeted at the time.