According to CNN, members of the Republican Study Committee – who had initially been reluctant to lend their support the bill – emerged from a White House meeting convinced by the plan to replace Obamacare.
Many Republicans do not want to associate with the plan presented by the Speaker of the House Paul Ryan so we’ll see if they can get together.
Tax cuts. The GOP bill contains some significant tax and fee cuts.
“This solidifies my support”, Barr said.
Another amendment would give states the option to convert Medicaid from an entitlement program (which covers anyone who meets certain eligibility requirements) into a block grant (a fixed annual sum that does not rise or fall with the poverty rate).
Republicans are on the fence when it comes to Medicaid.
Mr Trump said on Friday he is “100 per cent in favour” of the replacement health care measure, and described Obamacare as a “disaster”. It was agreed then to allow this in the states that wanted it and places like OH actually benefited.
So Ryan’s reform has slowed, even with President Trump backing it.
“States can not successfully administer a quality Medicaid program that grants significant flexibility in lieu of adequate funding”, they wrote in their plan. He added: “You can’t just throw 750,000 Washingtonians off health care coverage and expect it to be OK”.
The AHCA would adjust subsidies by age (younger people would get $2,000, older buyers [would] get $4,000) with a phase out for those making more than $75,000 ($150,000 for couples). “We have a population that’s growing in this state and we don’t have an appetite for increasing taxes, quite frankly”. The American Medical Association is also opposed, saying it can not condone that many people losing health care coverage. This is compared to the 28 million that would not have coverage if Obamacare stayed in place. “The costs of providing urgent care to the uninsured would fall on hospitals, increasing bad debt expense”, the ratings agency said.
“These changes definitely strengthen our number, but also show that President Trump’s all-in now”, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., who attended the meeting, told reporters.