Walker: GOP moving in 'right direction' on health care

Confirmation hearings for his nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, opened Monday before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

But the House chairmen who helped lead the efforts to write the bill, known as the American Health Care Act, expressed confidence.

Trump's Louisville rally, his third since his inauguration, followed a daylong congressional hearing in which FBI Director James Comey acknowledged for the first time that the agency was investigating whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian officials seeking to influence the 2016 campaign.

"I want everyone to know, I'm 100 percent behind this", Trump said during a meeting with the Republican Study Committee.

It is in doubt whether this range of changes will be enough to win the 216 votes needed for the bill to pass on Thursday.

"If I'm just going on my social security check, I'm paying a third of it", said Quarina Schmidt, Bismarck resident.

But the federal government's calculation of those premiums varies widely by state and even county, with recipients in regions like southern Georgia winning thousands more in subsidies than people with similar incomes in places like western Pennsylvania and eastern Tennessee, as the Washington Post pointed out in 2013. It said 14 million people would lose health coverage under the measure over the next year.

"We're going to negotiate".

"The end result is going to be wonderful", Trump said, without providing any particulars.

Submitted three days before the bill is scheduled for a vote on the House floor, the two packages - one which amends technical details (like typos in subheads) and the other which makes substantive changes to the bill - show a clear rightward shift in the Obamacare replacement plan, including harsher cuts to Medicaid. It's hard to decide which of the two men is behaving more hypocritically: Trump saying he won't let the people down or Aderholt claiming to believe the president actually will keep his word.

Though someone making $50,000 a year would be able to save more than someone making $25,000 a year, proponents says the benefit of these accounts would still indirectly help poorer people.

Freedom Caucus Chair Mark Meadows, R-N.C., said his group wouldn't take a position on the bill, even as House Republican leadership unveiled a so-called manager's amendment created to persuade skeptical conservative and moderate Republicans to support it. Susan Collins of Maine, Ted Cruz of Texas, Dean Heller of Nevada, Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of Kentucky.

But several Republicans continue to criticize the bill. Rep.

The new health care proposal from Republicans is generating a lot of buzz around the country.

Still, the overall structure of the bill remains the same after these changes.

Mast got to discuss his concerns about how the bill would affect the large senior population in his district directly with President Donald Trump and White House chief of staff Reince Priebus on the flight down to West Palm Beach.

As House Republicans prepare this week to vote on the American Health Care Act ― the legislation that would repeal the Affordable Care Act ― congressional leadership is doing what leadership often does when scrambling to secure votes: offering legislative goodies.

Conservative resistance was buoyed earlier this month by cries from right-wing groups that the Ryan bill was effectively "Obamacare Lite" or a Republican-authored entitlement program.

  • Zachary Reyes