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New revised health care bill and Trump’s visit to Paris

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US President Donald Trump waves as he arrives for a a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Presidential Palace on July 13, 2017 in Paris, France. Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images

A newly revised health care bill was unveiled Thursday by Senate Republicans.

GOP leaders hope the plan will repeal and replace Obamacare, and give a win to the White House. As reported by the New York Times revisions to the bill include keeping insurance costs down for consumers and retaining taxes on those with higher incomes. It would also give an additional $70 billion for states to reduce premiums and make for more affordable health care. 

In other news, President Trump is putting aside differences on climate change and immigration in a friendly visit to Paris. Newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron, who’s been described as a political novice, will celebrate that country’s Bastille Day with Trump. The festivities will include a parade down the Champs Elysees. The meeting will give an opportunity for Trump and Macron to show political importance with little chance of controversy.

Following a press conference from Paris, Larry speaks to political analysts to talk about the new health care revisions and what would make a successful trip for Trump.


Mike Dorning, White House editor for Bloomberg News; he has been following the story

Sean T. Walsh, Republican political analyst and partner at Wilson Walsh Consulting in San Francisco; he is a former adviser to California Governors Pete Wilson and Arnold Schwarzenegger and a former White House staffer for Presidents Reagan and H.W. Bush

Caroline Heldman, associate professor of politics at Occidental College and author of the forthcoming book, “Protest Politics in the Marketplace: Consumer Activism in the Corporate Age” (Cornell University Press, 2017)

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