"Absolutely, it will," the
Hudson's optimistic prediction comes as news reports from
But Hudson thinks the
Trump will announce on Friday or early next week the final draft of the
"And once he does that, I think you'll see very few, if any, that will oppose the bill."
Hudson described himself as "very confident" that the
"I believe once he gives the word that this is it, this is the draft, that I think
Hudson spoke for about an hour on the telephone conference call. Near the end he said nearly 6,000 people were listening. He took questions from several on the call and via the internet, where the audio was simultaneously streamed.
Some of the questions and answers:
--Obamacare's requirement that employers provide insurance to their workers helped a woman with epilepsy get health insurance, her daughter said. The daughter is worried that her mother will lose her employer-provided insurance under the new law and become uninsurable.
Hudson predicted that employers will continue to provide insurance "because they want to take care of their employees." Further, any employer who drops health insurance runs the risk of losing its workers to other businesses that provide it, he said.
--A man suggested that the country expand
--A man said he has read that much of the military's equipment, such as planes and ships are in disrepair and not being used. He told Hudson he wants to know "where you stand on rebuilding our national defense."
The president wants to increase defense spending by
But the country's
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