Democrats and moderate Republicans are working to craft a bipartisan bill that could come up for a vote this week.
| AP Photo Trump signs health care bill, hopes Democrats will accept it as a compromise article President Donald Trump signed the Republican healthcare bill into law on Wednesday, signing the measure into law while standing on a stage in the Rose Garden.
Trump said it would be a “big, beautiful day” when the bill passed the House and Senate.
Democrats and centrist Republicans are also working to forge a compromise on how to pay for the massive health care overhaul, a measure that is expected to garner bipartisan support.
Trump and Democratic leaders have been negotiating for months on how much to raise the Medicare tax credit for seniors, and on how many people could be covered through Medicaid, the federal health care program for the poor and disabled.
Trump also signed legislation that would increase the minimum wage, the Social Security retirement age and make it easier for businesses to hire temporary foreign workers.
The president’s signature also ends the government shutdown.
“Big day in the House, big day in Washington, and a big day for America.
Big day for the people of America,” Trump said in a statement.
Trump signed an executive order that lifts the ban on oil imports and allows foreign oil companies to buy American crude.
The measure also gives states the option of banning the use of certain chemical fertilizers and pesticides.
The new health care legislation, also known as the American Health Care Act, is expected in the Senate this week as Democrats are expected to approve the measure, which is the largest rewrite of the federal government since World War II.
The Senate bill also would dramatically reduce taxes for wealthy Americans and would extend tax cuts for the middle class and those making less than $250,000 a year.
The bill would also give millions of Americans the ability to keep their insurance plans.
But there’s still work to do to make sure that Republicans can get enough support from Democrats to pass the bill, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.
The CBO expects that the legislation will add $716 billion to the deficit over the next decade, according the report.
Republicans have been trying to make the bill more affordable and less expensive by capping premium costs for some Americans and raising the age at which Americans can buy coverage.
That could be tricky to do on a party-line vote, as Democrats will be unlikely to support a plan that would leave millions of people uninsured.
Democrats have said they are open to the bill’s more generous coverage provisions.