Donald Trump: 'I'm 100 Percent Behind' Obamacare Replacement Plan

19 March, 2017, 23:43 | Author: Eloise Marshall
  • Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price joined by from left Rep. Cathy Mc Morris Rodgers R-Wash. chair of the Republican Conference Rep. Phil Roe R-Tenn. and Rep. Pat Tiberi R-Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washingt

Tom Cotton - have openly bashed the GOP plan unveiled by Speaker Paul Ryan, Cruz has kept an uncharacteristically low profile.

Republicans remain deeply divided over their us healthcare overhaul, which is Trump's first major legislative initiative and aims to fulfill his campaign pledge to repeal and replace the healthcare program of his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama.

" 'It's our job to get it out of here and get it to the Senate, ' " Pence told the Republicans, according to Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla.

Trump also insisted he is "one hundred percent behind" the Republican plan, and that "the press has not been speaking properly about how great this is going to be".

Obamacare has been something most Republicans have been united against, but there is no doubt that the healthcare plan has helped millions of Americans.

"It's vintage Donald Trump: talks like a populist, but when he acts, it's hard-right, favoring the special interests and hurting the middle class and those trying to get there", Democrat Schumer told a news conference.

Now Republicans are under increasing pressure to change the bill, but it's unclear how they can find a path to passage in both the House and Senate. They said those changes would greatly improve the chances of Senate approval even though they might further alienate conservatives. Well, we just found out more about their plan - and you may be surprised by how young people are affected.

"Our plan is not about forcing people to buy expensive, one-size-fits-all coverage", he said.

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., said the only change leaders might be willing to make was imposing an optional work requirement on some recipients of Medicaid, which helps finance health coverage for the poor.

In a new complication, Sen. That left House members angry over being asked to take a politically risky vote for legislation likely to be altered.

"I like where Utah is that we're not exposed to a risk like that where we would have provided healthcare that we would be taking away very quickly that people have come to depend on", Hughes said. He would not say what changes the administration was working on.

"They could lock Texas into a lot of historical decisions that were strictly driven by a desire to write the smallest budget possible", she says.

"They've said that many more people will be insured than are actually insured".

Nationally, more than 8 in 10 enrollees were eligible for income-based tax credits to help pay their premiums, and almost 6 in 10 were eligible for additional assistance with out-of-pocket costs like deductibles and copayments, the report said. However, it also says 24 million people would lose health coverage in that same period.

Trump said several changes have been made to the bill, but did not provide details. The rally was organized by FreedomWorks, a conservative group backed by the billionaire Koch brothers. Moreover, they represent initial enrollment, and there's usually significant attrition over the course of a year. Experts said the report undercuts Republican claims that the health law's insurance markets are teetering toward collapse, which they say makes repealing the law crucial.

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