GOP zeroing in on changes to ObamaCare repeal bill

Posted March 19, 2017

Now we must face the reality: Do we want what we got? But that can be done through amendment, he said, something the congressman supports.

Conservatives in the House Freedom Caucus can't stomach the wider advanced tax credits and some of the other measures in a bill they say doesn't even live up to the legislation they last sent to Obama. We're less than a month into total Republican control of the presidency and both House and Senate, and certain, totally predictable things are evident. Those lawmakers oppose any efforts to repeal the Medicaid expansion before 2020, a change conservatives have advocated. Ryan has received criticism from Trump's opponents after he endorsed the president despite Ryan's condemnation of some of Trump's policies.

Not all conservatives are convinced about the bill.

"We are working on this together", he said. "Every single person sitting in this room is now a yes".

President Donald Trump said this bill will take some time to pass because of the different phases, but he says he supports it 100 percent.

Labrador and members of the House Freedom Caucus are drafting an amendment to the House GOP's Obamacare replacement plan they say is created to "find reasonable middle ground".

U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman, R-Glenbeulah, cast a vote to advance the American Health Care Act.

Initially, Ryan stressed the GOP's proposal was a "binary choice".

"We're focused on repealing Obamacare and bringing down the cost of premiums", he said.

All Americans, including hardworking UAW members and their families, have paid into Medicare their entire careers.

I don't have to worry about health insurance, but that doesn't mean that I'm not concerned about those who are anxious, those who can't afford it. That is what Christians do. RISE's website said that they planned to protest Ryan and "Washington's agenda of racism, sexism, bigotry and war". "(We're) giving freedom to choose to people".