‘I feel like, It’s exactly where we want to be.
“I’m very impressed with how the president is helping us close this bill”, Mr. Ryan said.
He said the House was likely to bring the Republicans’ Affordable Care Act replacement to floor vote Thursday.
“Vice President Mike Pence met with House GOP lawmakers and pressed them to unite behind the legislation. We’re still having conversations with our members, we’re making fine-tuning improvements to the bill to reflect people’s concerns, to reflect people’s improvements”.
The Republican bill would kill much of Obama’s health care law, including tax penalties for people who don’t buy insurance and its expansion of Medicaid, the federal-state health program for the poor. “He’s the one who has helped to negotiate changes to this bill with members from all over our caucus”.
Republicans hold a majority in the chamber but can not afford to have over 21 defections for the measure to pass. Premiums going up? This is the crap you’ve been hyping for seven years?
An optional work requirement for Medicaid would be ‘a step backwards, not a step forwards, ‘ Meadows said in an appearance on C-Span’s ‘Newsmakers’.
The meeting with Trump was at the White House along with other members of the Republican Study Committee.
Arch conservatives have come to define the House Republican brand this decade, pushing the Treasury to the edge of default in 2011, shutting down the government in 2013 and supporting the most right-wing contenders in last year’s presidential primary.
“Well, it’s a fine needle that needs to be thread”, he said, “there’s no doubt about it”. But moderate Republicans are balking over the CBO’s findings that millions more people would lack coverage even while premiums in many cases could rise. She also voiced concerns on how the bill would hurt older Americans, and shift Medicaid costs to states.
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said she would not vote for the measure without additional changes to provide more aid to older Americans. “The legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare is coming up for a vote very soon”. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas are wont to do. “What [the president] has said is that repeal and replace need to occur essentially at the same time …” There are 12 insurance mandates that are in Obamacare. They have bailouts for insurance companies. Here is the central prize: “If we lower premiums, and hopefully lower them a lot, that is a victory for the American people”.
Conservatives seemed unlikely to achieve their demands that the GOP bill’s phase-out of Obama’s Medicaid expansion – now 2020 – be accelerated to next year and that the credit be denied people with little or no tax liability.
Ryan has said Republicans face a “binary choice” as he tries to sell them on the deal.
Labrador and members of the House Freedom Caucus are drafting an amendment to the House GOP’s Obamacare replacement plan they say is created to “find reasonable middle ground”. Ryan and other GOP leaders have chafed at Cotton’s repeated calls to slow down the health care bill, which leadership is eager to get through Congress quickly.
“We believe we should have even more assistance”.
“We have our own way of evaluating things and making our points heard, and it’s not necessarily through the press, the way that they do it”, Rep. Ryan Costello, R-Pa., a second-term lawmaker from the Philadelphia’s western suburbs, said Thursday. “I think there’s enough conservatives that don’t want Obamacare Lite”, Paul said. “None of us ran on this plan”.