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Health bill short of votes, GOP leaders look to Trump

Health bill short of votes, GOP leaders look to Trump

Health secretary Tom Price prodded divided Republicans on Friday to "get together and collaborate" on a health care overhaul as GOP leaders hoped to push the legislation through the House next week.

Instead, Ryan spent part of his news conference disputing suggestions that he and Trump are at odds over the health bill, rumblings that originate with Ryan's very reluctant support for Trump during the presidential campaign.

The committee voted 19-17 to pass the bill, with all Democrats and three Republicans voting no: Reps.

Republicans staunchly opposed to the bill, meanwhile, continued to dig in their heels.

House Speaker Paul Ryan has told senior Republicans that he won't change the main pillars of his plan to repeal and partially replace Obamacare, even as Republicans search for tweaks that can break their logjam over the legislation.

Trump said at the Friday meeting that the White House has agreed to change certain aspects of the bill.

House Republican Whip Steve Scalise said that Trump's message to the RSC was that with the changes "I am 1,000%for the bill, and I want members to vote for the bill".

Public posturing by conservatives and moderates in Ryan's party is leaving little middle ground for compromise, and it's unclear whether modest revisions will be enough to secure passage of the measure.

The Wisconsin Republican said the goal is to get a bill that can pass and the president is "making it easier and better for us" to pass their health care bill. "I wish we were sending the Senate a comprehensive reform that completely repeals Obamacare and completely replaces it with a healthy, vibrant, competitive and consumer-driven market".

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On Wednesday night, Republican leaders also got underway with its first official whip count. though leaders and whips have had ongoing conversations with members for weeks and since the bill has come out.

"I don't want to see something like that happen to my old friends in the House of Representatives".

Ryan has been under heavy criticism from conservatives and major interest groups as well as a Congressional Budget Office report that said the bill would lead to 24 million people losing health insurance coverage. It would create new, leaner tax credits for health insurance, cap federal spending on Medicaid for low-income people and reverse tax increases on wealthy Americans used to finance Obama's statute.

While many Republicans lauded the plan's impact on the deficit and the high cost of premiums, the rising chorus of concerns means congressional GOP leaders and the White House will have to delicately balance modifying the bill in ways that appease one faction of Republicans without alienating another. He noted that many conservative think tanks and conservative groups have come out aggressively against the bill, saying it is too much like Obamacare.

MI has enrolled more than 650,000 low-income residents in its unique Medicaid expansion program. "This isn't going to get any easier the longer we leave it hanging out there".

House Republicans from swing districts aren't interested in taking a risky vote on legislation that may be dead on arrival in the Senate.

Earlier in the day, Pence told House conservatives that the administration was open to changes.

The House GOP bill repeals elements of the Obama law, including the "individual mandate" that penalizes people who don't have insurance. This is compared to the 28 million that would not have coverage if Obamacare stayed in place.

The latest government sign-up numbers missed Obama's target of 13.8 million people for 2017.


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