Trump Wins Support For GOP's Obamacare Replacement Bill
- Author: Leroy Wright Mar 20, 2017,
Mar 20, 2017, 2:57
On the normal ideological spectrum, we'd think of this as a critique of the bill from the left.
Even so, the tally underscored the challenge Republican leaders face in trying to round up votes for the measure.
The findings were seized upon by Democrats as evidence Republicans should drop their bill, and they even created internal GOP friction.
"When you get down to it, the Congressional Budget Office is there to measure the potential impact of programs on the federal budget".
"I don't like the idea of just sending a bill over which they can gut and send back", Dent said. "In 2013, CBO predicted that 24 million people would be on the Obamacare exchanges, that law's health insurance marketplaces, in 2017".
Yarmuth argued that Republicans weren't presenting a healthcare bill but an "ideological argument" that neglected the vulnerable individuals while giving tax breaks to the wealthy.
Kasich and governors Rick Snyder of Michigan, Brian Sandoval of Nevada and Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas say states should have more options for administering Medicaid, the state- and federally-funded health insurance program for poor and disabled people.
By many accounts, Trump has been closely involved in negotiations on the bill, including calling committee members ahead of Thursday's vote, but he is seen as focused on delivering his "repeal and replace" promise and flexible on the fine print. On Wednesday, the AHCA goes before the House Rules Committee, the final stop before the bill reaches the House floor. The three Republican defections came from Reps. We now know the proposed legislation would throw off seniors, and provide meaningless tax credits of $2,000 for younger participants and $4,000 tax credits for older citizens.
There's been some dissent among congressional GOP members about the bill, with factions forming to potentially undermine its passage.
"There are people from the middle and from the right who have various concerns", he said at a conservative forum. That's higher than expected and poses a clear and massive hurdle for Republicans as they attempt to convince dozens of skeptical members.
"It's going to be great", Trump said. "And they seem to have done a pretty good job of making everybody unhappy".
Earlier, health secretary Tom Price told reporters at the Capitol that he wants lawmakers "to get together and collaborate and come forward with a work product that will respond to the needs of the American people". Another would halt Medicaid reimbursements to Planned Parenthood.