'No palace intrigue,' Ryan says of health bill

Michael Reynolds EPA		Trump attended a meeting on Veterans&apos Affairs in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington
Michael Reynolds EPA Trump attended a meeting on Veterans&apos Affairs in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington
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20 March, 2017

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said votes on the legislation were planned for next Thursday.

That wasn't a particularly effective pitch to wavering Republicans fearful of taking a tough vote.

Trump reportedly agreed to support the proposals.

"While this legislation is far from ideal and not the Obamacare replacement plan I had hoped to support, it is a substantial improvement from the mandates, burdens and failures of Obamacare".

You'll be able to buy the health care insurance plan you want.

"And we think the courts are not going to stop him from doing that?" We will communicate the results of the House vote to our members and the public through The Bulletin, a print publication that goes to all of our members, as well as through emails, social media, and other communications channels. "And then we get on to tax reduction, which I like".

Republicans control both Congress and the White House for the first time in a decade, but the overhaul still faces political battles to be fought by a president new to governing.

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Changes to Medicaid proposed by Republican lawmakers may cut the program's budget, but won't jeopardize care for beneficiaries, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D., said Wednesday.

Trump, after a meeting with members of the Republican Study Committee, said he wanted "everyone to know I'm 100 percent behind" the GOP plan.

Earlier in the day, Pence told House conservatives that the administration was open to changes.

They also want federal matching funds for Medicaid and refundable, age-based tax credits in the GOP replacement plan to grow more slowly over time, while letting people use tax-advantage health savings accounts to pay for their premiums. The government's red ink would be reduced by $337 billion in the same period, but that would come largely by cutting assistance to poorer people while offering a whopping tax cut for families making more than $250,000 a year.

They also call for changes to the provision that rolls back the expansion of Medicaid, the health coverage program for the poor and the disabled. "It's fake news. This is going to be great for people". Those may provide clues about the types of changes GOP leaders believe the legislation will need for it to win House approval, which top Republicans hope will occur next week. That left House members angry over being asked to take a politically risky vote for legislation likely to be altered. It would cut Medicaid, repeal the law's tax increases on higher earning Americans and require 30% higher premiums for consumers who let coverage lapse. Moderates have been shaken by the estimate from the Congressional Budget Office that 24 million people could lose their health coverage if the bill passes. This would give states the freedom, but not obligation, to enact new rules demanding all able-bodied people to be employed in order to receive Medicaid.

It was unclear what transpired in the White House meeting to bring concerned conservatives on board, but Trump signaled that they discussed alterations to the legislation. The rally was organized by FreedomWorks, a conservative group backed by the billionaire Koch brothers. It is about 1.6 million people short of Obama's goal for 2017 sign-ups, the government said.


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