With Obamacare repeal dead, will Utah reconsider Healthy Utah?
- Author: Zachary Reyes Apr 02, 2017,
Apr 02, 2017, 8:07
House Republican leaders and the White House, under extreme pressure from conservative activists, have restarted negotiations on legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, with House leaders declaring that Democrats were celebrating the law's survival prematurely.
Americans say by a 7-percentage-point margin, 44 percent to 37 percent, that Republicans should move on to other issues rather than proposing another health care bill. It is unclear what could change to allow the policy differences in the conference to be bridged.
Harris said he doesn't see many scenarios in which Democrats will join with Trump - meaning the president will continue to need to work with centrist and conservative Republicans to get legislation through Congress.
On Friday, Ryan declared Obamacare "the law of the land" for the foreseeable future.
While some House Republicans remain focused on "repeal and replace", a new conversation in Congress is starting on a different "R" word when it comes to Obamacare: fix. Does it open the door to a bipartisan overhaul effort? The sooner Ryan accepts the fact that Democrats can be a cudgel to use against the Freedom Caucus, the more successful he and Congress will be. "That's going to require some answers from the Freedom Caucus", said centrist Rep. Ryan Costello, R-Pa.
As Mark Meadows said, the debate is far from over.
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"But the president wants to get the Democrats onboard, and if we get another bill, which I don't think we're going to do, it's going to be much more accommodating to the Democrats, and that's a mistake". "I don't think they are headed in that direction". "We'll take it up over here".
Asked if there's a path forward via reconciliation, he said: "I think you would have to ask them".
"I think the divisions that have existed for some time look and feel particularly acute now that we have a Republican President", Steel added.
The two key GOP chairmen have also indicated they are moving on.
"There may be a willingness to give waivers that the previous administration was not", said Herbert during a conference call with reporters.
"If you do the $1 trillion cut in Obamacare taxes first, then when you do tax reform, you can raise $1 trillion less and be within the reconciliation package", Norquist explained. Talks of a reboot are surprising, as Ryan seemed pretty defeated after the bill was pulled and got roasted by Papa Roach in the process.
The efforts, while unclear how effective or deep they may be, have been driven by chief strategist Steve Bannon and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, who believe there is a way to bridge the gap that helped collapse the effort, the sources said.
"Have we had some discussions and listened to ideas? We'll see in the next few days".
Sure, the House leadership bill would've repealed several of Obamacare's insurance regulations, such as the age-rating restrictions that artificially inflate premiums for young adults.
"The American people want this done". We want it done. "We've got to keep fighting". "The game would have been over if the bill failed, but we chose to take a halftime and reassess".
We will grant that any tax reform will be muted without the $1 trillion of savings Republicans hoped to obtain from their Obamacare revisions.
The Congressional Budget Office forecast that 24 million people would be uninsured in 2026 if the healthcare bill that the House of Representatives pulled last week was enacted.
"Our leaders today are saying 'let's not isolate, '" said.
Knowing exactly who is in the Freedom Caucus and how they will vote is tough.