Trump to testify to Senate about health care bill at 11:30am – WSJ

Trump will appear before the Senate Health Committee on Tuesday to testify on the American Health Care Act, the Republican president’s health-care bill.

Trump’s announcement came on the heels of the White House announcing the release of the bill’s House version on Thursday.

The House bill would roll back Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion, eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood, and allow insurers to deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions.

“President Trump is committed to working with the Senate to repeal the disastrous AHCA,” the White Hill tweeted.

Trump is also expected to speak with members of the House Republican Conference on Tuesday morning, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said at a press briefing.

“The president believes that the bill will be good for our country and he will continue to be involved in the process.”

The bill would leave the ACA’s insurance subsidies at current levels and would dramatically cut the federal Medicaid program.

But it would also dramatically raise premiums for millions of Americans and would cut funding for the program for low-income people.

It also would eliminate coverage for pre- and moderate-income Americans, who currently make up the bulk of those eligible for the subsidies.

Trump said in February that he would sign the bill if it were passed.

The president’s signature on the bill would allow Trump to move forward with his signature on tax reform.

The Senate is expected to approve the House version of the legislation on Monday.