Duffy advises conservatives to 'sheath their swords,' pass Obamacare replacement

19 March, 2017, 18:24 | Author: Eloise Marshall
  • Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee D-Texas opposes the Republican health care bill during work by the House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday March 16 2017

"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". As a Member of Congress, I'm proud to have a seat at the table as we move forward to carry out this important task on behalf of the American people.

Mr. Ryan said that would most likely occur Thursday, the seventh anniversary of the Affordable Care Act's passage, after the administration agreed Friday to amendments that would make changes to Medicaid, the insurance program for the poor.

Centrist Republicans have been pushing for changes to the tax credits in the GOP bill so that they would give more financial help to low-income people and older people, who they worry would not be given enough help to afford coverage under the current bill. Those lawmakers oppose any efforts to repeal the Medicaid expansion before 2020, a change conservatives have advocated.

Cotton is warning House Republicans against voting for the bill, cautioning that it could die in the Senate and cause political pain for all its supporters, and threatening to withhold his own vote unless it becomes more to his liking.

U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman, R-Glenbeulah, cast a vote to advance the American Health Care Act.

The meeting with Trump was at the White House along with other members of the Republican Study Committee.

"We're focused on repealing Obamacare and bringing down the cost of premiums", he said.

"President Trump has repeatedly said that this bill is not his bill, it is a preliminary first step and open for negotiations", Cotton said.

"I welcome the fact that Speaker Ryan is now talking about the fact that we're going to actually negotiate in good faith, to come up with something that serves the American people", Meadows said Tuesday night.

Initially, Ryan stressed the GOP's proposal was a "binary choice".


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