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Paul Ryan confident GOP's health overhaul will pass this week

Paul Ryan confident GOP's health overhaul will pass this week

The Wisconsin Republican says "we believe we should offer more assistance than what the bill now does" and that it's one of several possible revisions to help round up enough House votes for the bill.

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"We believe we should have more assistance, and that's what we are looking at, for that person in their 50s and 60s because they experience higher health care costs", Ryan said.

Even as Ryan said he felt "very good" about the health bill's prospects in the House, a leading conservative lawmaker told the C-Span "Newsmakers" program that there were now 40 Republican "no" votes in the House. "There's no doubt about it", Price responded, acknowledging changes made to the bill to win over conservatives could scare off moderate Republicans.

Ryan didn't say whether he had the 218 votes necessary to pass the bill, which would replace President Barack Obama's signature Affordable Care Act, but he said he feels "very good about where we are". Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana, who is concerned the House plan would make it harder for poorer, older Americans to afford insurance. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price also said regulatory changes in particular could increase competition in markets.

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The " most likely" map has 4 inches across southwest CT and up to 7 inches in the "potential for this much" scenario. He said that because the snowfall on Saturday is not expected to be heavy, accumulation on roads will be minimal.

"It's exactly where we want to be", he said".

But the GOP healthcare plan has faced strong resistance from conservative lawmakers, some of whom have dubbed the proposal "ObamaCare lite".

While Republicans have largely panned the CBO report as an incomplete analysis, the concern for older Americans has seemed to stick.

Today Ryan insisted that he always had been open to changes to his bill and that his members will finally face that "binary choice" on Thursday when the legislation and a package of "manager's amendments" are brought to the House floor for a vote.

Last Friday, the White House won support from conservative Republican Study Committee (RSC) leaders by agreeing to give states the option to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients and to block grant Medicaid instead of the cap system in the bill.


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