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19 March, 2017, 22:20 | Author: Nadine Todd
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Specifically, the president and members of the group agreed to give states the option to implement work requirements on those enrolled in Medicaid and the option to change Medicaid to a block grant program.

Cotton's stance on the health legislation also reflects realities on the ground in his state, where health advocates credit the Affordable Care Act with cutting how much hospitals are spending on care for uninsured patients and for a dramatic drop in the state's uninsured rate.

North Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Meadows, chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, said the bill would "absolutely not" pass in its current form.

For lower-income people age 50 to 64, Ryan said of the tax credits, "We think we should be offering even more assistance than the bill now does".

Collins said coverage issues must also be dealt with, citing a report from the Congressional Budget Office that said 14 million people would lose health coverage under the House bill over the next year and 24 million over the next decade.

Under Obamacare, insurers can charge only three times more.

Speaking at a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Friday, Trump calls it a "great plan" and says it is "getting more and more popular with the Republican base, the conservative base and with people generally".

Despite carping from conservatives who say Mr. Trump is being led astray by Mr. Ryan, the speaker said they're working well together.

The plan has been flatly rejected by Democrats, while moderate Republicans fear it doesn't do enough to help vulnerable populations, while conservatives argue it doesn't go far enough to undo government intrusion into healthcare.

"I want everyone to know that every single person in this room is now a 'yes, '" Trump said during his meeting with more than a dozen RSC members.

Ryan said there are always improvements being made until the bill is brought to the floor.

Meanwhile, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price acknowledged the White House is open to the proposed changes for older Americans and Medicaid. "We're going to have more plans being offered, more choice and competition".

"The current House bill, as drafted, I do not believe it would pass the Senate", Sen. And he noted that the CBO projected that the bill would cause premiums to rise at least 20% over the first two years before they start going down.

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