Pinoy Republicans on Trumpcare health bill troubles

by Rommel Conclara, ABS-CBN News


SAN FRANCISCO — Fil-Am Republicans expressed their disappointment in their party, over the challenges faced by President Trump’s signature health care bill.

As members of the House of Representatives debated the Republican health care package that was postponed on Thursday, some Filipino Trump supporters foresaw the trouble with passing the GOP health care bill.

Republicans Rudy Asercion and Charito Benipayo both voted for Trump, because they say they believed in his campaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare.

They also believe this health plan can work, despite the opposition.

“I knew this was going to happen because the moderates and the conservatives have to reconcile their differences,” said Asercion. “But in a way I’m kind of glad this happening, because this is a $1 trillion bill… so it has to be looked upon. I’m glad everyone got a chance to weigh in, and look at it, and then to agree.”

“I’m not really happy with a lot of people, and some other Republicans… but I believe this could be pushed through,” said Benipayo.

These kababayans think that the current roadblock may be the first of many for the Trump administration — however,  they are confident in the President’s abilities to negotiate around such problems.

“Mr. Trump is not a politician, and he has a steep learning curve that he has to learn, but ultimately I think this is going to be a better bill,” said Asercion.

“I am very sure he’s going to get more support from his comrades and his party, because it’s a great move. It’s for the people of America, and it’s for everybody,” said Benipayo. “It’s something that I know that the president would like to do from his heart.”

Failure to pass the American Health Care Act will allow Obamacare continue — which would be a defeat to Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan, and the Republican party, which has been trying to replace the Affordable Care Act since 2010.



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  • Mario
    25 March 2017 at 11:04 pm - Reply

    Democrat said “Don’t take away Obamacare from us”.Ryan said “Obamacare is the law of the land”,Trump said, “Obamacare is 100% Democrat owned, but…. Nancy Pelosi,Chuck Schumer and the Democrat will be the LOSER if they could not bring down the cost of Obamacare”.Upon Ryan advice,Trump pull out the bill,election is coming on Nov 2018, the Democrat should act now, if they want to keep their seats.Obamacare is soaring up to the roof,the Democrat will be blame if they could not bring down the cost of Obamacare or it will explode by itself.