GOP Rep.: Health Bill 'Remains A Disaster,' 'Not True' That Con's Flipped

21 March, 2017, 12:22 | Author: Benny Bass
  • House Speaker Paul Ryan R-Wisconsin speaks with House Conference Chair Cathy Mc Morris Rodgers R-Washington during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol

It ends health care subsidies and makes it harder for older Americans to afford coverage. Dave Brat. "That's just the bottom line".

Republicans campaigned on repealing Obamacare for too long not to follow through now, he said.

We know: Any government-produced health plan is anathema on ideological principle to many conservatives. Heller's spokesman Mac Abrams said Friday that the senator said he can't support the bill as the House GOP has crafted it. Forty-six percent of registered voters said they trusted Democrats, while only 30 percent said they trusted Republicans.

Trump says the press is misrepresenting the legislation.

The analysis released last week by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said that the House Republican plan would provide less assistance to older, low-income Americans than the current law while allowing insurers to charge older customers up to five times more than younger ones.

In the Senate, where Republicans hold a narrow 52-48 majority, prospects for the GOP bill also were uncertain as both moderates and conservatives criticized it. They have in the House plan bailouts for insurance companies.

One lawmaker said the changes include "work requirements and block grants". That meeting - a prelude to bringing the legislation to the House floor - is expected to produce amendments aimed at securing votes.

Most Americans approve of the job Donald Trump is doing as president, according to a new Morning Consult/Politico poll.

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price also said legislative revisions were possible. Cruz went on to say they have a small window to get Trumpcare passed, and if they fail, the GOP could be seen as a "laughingstock".

Some GOP governors weighed in Thursday evening in a letter to congressional leaders saying the House bill gives them nearly no new flexibility and lacks sufficient resources to protect the vulnerable.

"We're still having conversations with our members", Ryan, R-Wis. said on Fox News."We're making fine-tuning improvements to the bill to reflect people's concerns, to reflect peoples' improvements".

Speaking on NBC's "Meet the Press", Republican Senator Susan Collins of ME anxious the bill would harm older Americans, and shift Medicaid costs to states - something critics say a block-grant approach would only make worse.

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