Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., conducts a presentation in the House studio of the American Health Care Act, the GOP’s plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, March 9, 2017.
The GOP plan promotes health savings accounts for the affluent and encourages catastrophic insurance deductibles.
But Ryan expressed confidence that the bill would pass the House this week – and then move to the Senate, where the legislation is facing even sharper doubts and the GOP majority is much narrower. McClatchy’s analysis of public statements by Republicans in the House of Representatives shows that almost two dozen have expressed serious reservations about the bill in its current form.
“I feel very good about it, actually”, Ryan said.
In an interview filmed for C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers”, Meadows said that there are at least 40 House Republicans who are opposed to the legislation, plus another 20 to 30 who are undecided. Is he even aware that the bill does that?
“So everything you do to get votes in the House, is going to cost you votes in the Senate, isn’t it?”
Initially, Ryan stressed the GOP’s proposal was a “binary choice”.
“Now that we have our score … we can make some necessary improvements and refinements to the bill”, Ryan told reporters.
Cotton is warning House Republicans against voting for the bill, cautioning that it could die in the Senate and cause political pain for all its supporters, and threatening to withhold his own vote unless it becomes more to his liking.
“We can work with them to do that, but what they have put forth is a awful bill, 24 million people kicked off of health insurance, which the speaker calls an act of mercy”, Pelosi told CBSs” “Face the Nation’ in an interview.
Trump met Friday with another conservative GOP subgroup, the Republican Study Committee, which includes about 170 House members.
Trump has been wooing lawmakers to vote for the bill.
“I remain firmly committed to repealing Obamacare”, one of the RSC’s founding members, Representative Jim Jordan of OH, tweeted on Friday. “I believe that the real negotiation begins when we stop them”.
“There is not saber-rattling”.
Price disputed the relevance of the reports, saying Sunday that both he and the President were “committed” to the concept of insurance for all. “But should the leadership force a vote on this current version, it will be defeated”. “It is a nonstarter for many”, said Pennsylvania Rep. Charlie Dent, a moderate, to CNN.
“The press is, as you know, in many cases I call it the fake news, the fake news”.
The Trump administration and House GOP leaders are making two significant changes to their ObamaCare replacement bill as they seek to add to their whip count ahead of a critical Thursday vote. It gives the states Medicaid flexibility and some of the states will take over their health care. “You’re not including Medicaid expansion in your 11 million”. John Kasich of Ohio, Rick Snyder of Michigan, Brian Sandoval of Nevada, and Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas.
“People had coverage that they will lose”, Tanden said. Cotton criticizes the legislation for failing to adequately keep down health care costs and premiums, arguing that the bill must do more to eliminate regulations from the Affordable Care Act.