Julie Pace: Trump’s ‘in a Bind Right Now’ with Health Care He’s Talking About Spending More Money
PACE: "Absolutely. And all those signals are right that we’re getting from the White House. And this dates back to what Neera was talking about with the words that the president was speaking on the campaign trail when he did talk about health care, he talked about it in a pretty broad way, making sure that no one would lose coverage, making sure that everybody who wanted access to health care would have it. And so he’s in a bit of a bind right now because when he talks about it in that way, it’s not what conservatives want to hear. They hear someone who sounds like they’re talking about spending more money, pumping more government funding into a health care bill. When you heard Rand Paul, that certainly seems like the opposite of what he is saying. But Republicans are also motivated by politics right now. They feel like their members in the Senate have to have a vote. They know that if this drags out even longer, then they get into recess where they’re going to be going home hearing from constituents. And certainly if we get toward the end of the year into 2018, then we’re bumping up against the midterms."