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President Donald Trump gave his reaction to the release of the Senate Republican healthcare bill during a meeting Thursday with two-dozen CEOs and leaders from the tech industry.
“How do you like the healthcare, folks?” Trump asked the assembled group. “It’s going to be very good. Little negotiation, but it’s going to be very good.”
The lukewarm endorsement of the Better Care Reconciliation Act stood in contrast with the ringing reaction from Trump following the release of the House’s American Health Care Act.
Trump has seemingly soured on the House version of the legislation in recent weeks, telling senators last week that it was “mean.” Polls have shown the House bill to be the least popular piece of major legislation since 1990.
Some conservatives have criticized the Senate version of the bill, arguing that it keeps many provisions on Obamacare, like income-based subsidies and cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers.
Senate Republicans can lose only two votes for the legislation to pass.