Senate rejects “Obamacare” abolition
After the Trumps election to the US president, the image of the United States has suffered abroad. This is clear from a survey. As a result, only 22 percent of the people surveyed in 37 countries have confidence in Trumps foreign policy. Trump is also confronted with some problems in America itself. Read the latest developments in US policy here in the news ticker from FOCUS Online.
The most important thing in the near future:The US government around President Donald Trump regularly makes headlines.Finally, the 71-year-old has achieved a leg victory in the legal dispute about his entry ban. The Supreme Court in Washington reintroduced the temporary ban on citizens of several Muslim states as well as all refugees. As a next big step, Trump wants to abolish the health reform of former US President Obama. If this were the case, 22 million Americans would no longer be insured.
Trudeau on US magazine cover: “Why is he not our president?”
09.29 clock:The US magazine “Rolling Stone” has Canada’s liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (45) with a cover story celebrated. “Why can not he be our President?” Says the title page, which was published on Wednesday in the Internet, next to a picture of Trudeau. In the text, Trudeau is also celebrated as the “Star of the North”.
Trudeau has been regarded as the “Kennedy Canada” and Darling of international diplomacy since his election in 2015 – quite the opposite of his last US Republican colleague Donald Trump, who was elected last year. Before the “Rolling Stone” magazines like “Vogue”, “GQ” or “Vanity Fair” had already written about Trudeau.
US Foreign Secretary Tillerson: “I’m not going anywhere at all”
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has expressed his opinionfor the first time that he is about to resign. A reporter asked if he would stay in the office. He answered shortly on Wednesday (local time) in the State Department “I am not going anywhere at all.” He would stay in office for as long as the President left him, Tillerson said. His relationship with Donald Trump was good.
US media reports have reported for some time, relying on Tillerson’s confidant. The former top oil manager was deeply frustrated by the thumb screws of the White House. It was said that Tillerson had so little room for maneuver that he might drop before the end of the year.
US Senate rejects the abolition of “Obamacare”
Thursday, July 27th, 7:06 am:The US Senate has rejected the abolition of the current health care system without compensation, thus giving the republican an embarrassing defeat. With a majority of 55 senators, including seven Republicans, the Congressional Chamber voted against the proposal to abolish the “Obamacare” law. The Republican majority leader Mitch McConnell had promoted the abolition without proposing a new law.
The abolition of the bill without replacement would have meant the loss of their insurance cover for millions of US citizens. On Tuesday, the Senate had already rejected a proposal to lift and replace “Obamacare”. The vote also came about with the help of several Republican senators. The Republicans have 52 seats in the Senate.
Shortly before, the Republicans had still achieved a stage victory in the targeted reform of the health care system: they decided, with a thinnest majority, to start a legislative process. US President Donald Trump, who had promised the abolition of “Obamacare” in the election campaign, had celebrated this as a great success.
Trump wants to replace the health system of his predecessor Barack Obama with a more market-driven model. In his Republican party, however, there is dispute over the right way. While some call for a radical renewal of the system, others advocate moderate changes. Furthermore, the Senate and House of Representatives can not agree on a joint draft.