Speaker Paul Ryan: House GOP Leadership Trying the Health Care Rescue Again
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Mar 30, 2017,
Mar 30, 2017, 10:30
Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday he's going to give battered House Republicans another crack at a health care overhaul.
The right-wing Freedom Caucus rejected the bill because they felt it didn't do enough to dismantle Obamacare insurance regulations.
In a blow to President Trump's young administration, House Republicans pulled their bill to replace Obamacare after failing to gain support within their own party.
But there were mixed messages from the White House. Conversations between the caucus and leadership did pick up pace as it became clear the bill was in trouble but by then it was too late.
Multiple House Republicans said they've heard from constituents who want to still repeal the Affordable Care Act and hope the issue isn't dead. "What gets you to 'yes" from a more moderate side of our spectrum? "We've got to have some bipartisanship around here, otherwise we're not going to get much done".
Julius Hobson, a healthcare lobbyist and attorney with the law firm Polsinelli, said a "full blown push at the repeal and replace is going to be extremely hard to pull off. We should have been doing this all along". "I do think it was important again to point out that the vast majority of our conference was already there in support of the bill that we want to put on President Trump's desk".
"The markets aren't really concerned about healthcare", said Randy Frederick, managing director of trading and derivatives for Charles Schwab in Austin, Texas.
The Senate was skeptical, meanwhile, and the White House, which has suggested it may work with Democrats on a fix, said there's no immediate plan to revive the push.
Trump said. "I see Chuck".
An effective ObamaCare replacement bill must include lower costs and protections from high premiums, access to healthcare for poor Americans and protection from medical catastrophes, O'Reilly said.
House leaders walked out of the meeting with a spring in their step.
House GOP leaders seemed optimistic that the AHCA could be revived during a press conference Tuesday, and Ryan told Republican donors on Monday that the conference was "still moving forward on healthcare".
But the party remains riven into factions. But now that the House has shelved the bill, the future is more uncertain.
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"I think there was nothing that could be added to the bill that the Freedom Caucus would ever vote "yes" on", Poe said Monday on CNN.
Members of the House Freedom Caucus, which Trump has blamed for the loss, said they would be open to finding a fix.
Moderate Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger of IL said Monday on CNN that Freedom Caucus members needed to learn that "governing is far different than being in opposition" and said he'd "gladly work across the aisle".