Trump goes all in for the GOP's Obamacare replacement

Posted March 20, 2017

However, he noted that the bill will have to change before it passes the House and goes on to a Senate vote.

"The bill's likely to change in the House and again in the Senate", said Sen.

Although some consider this report to be a knock against the GOP bill, many advocate for the bill's intent to lower overall federal spending - a point the report affirms, citing a reduction of $337 billion in federal deficits from 2017-26.

Republican Senator Mike Lee is perhaps the loudest opponent of the GOP health care bill among Utah lawmakers. Other conservatives on the panel, like Rep. John Faso (R-NY) and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), voted in favor of the bill's passage seemingly with the pretense that it would be changed.

Price argued that Medicaid "is having extreme difficulty providing the care that's needed for all of the individuals on it", and could be improved by giving more flexibility to the states instead of federal health officials.

Trump said he was "100 percent behind this", after a meeting with the House's mainstream conservative caucus. "Trump says the attendees were "mostly no's, yesterday" and now they're all yes's".

And third, Congress would pass additional legislation to allow policies to be sold across state lines. He also says some changes have been made to the bill.

Before the vote, Budget Committee Chairwoman Diane Black of Tennessee reminded her colleagues that the legislation would "rescue" their constituents from Obamacare and that Republicans had been promising to repeal and replace it for years.

Specifically, conservatives want Obamacare's expansion of Medicaid to end sooner than proposed in the Ryan plan, and want to introduce Medicaid work requirements for able-bodied adults without children.

They want to repeal and replace Obamacare's mandates so that individuals can buy the health insurance plan they want from insurance companies that want to sell it to them.

Health secretary Tom Price is prodding divided Republicans to "get together and collaborate" on a health care overhaul GOP leaders can push through the House.

Paul later told reporters: "The White House has been much more open to negotiation on this" than House leaders.

"I'm not for this plan, and I think there's lot of opposition to this plan in the House and Senate", Jordan said. If it clears those hurdles, the full House of Representatives will have a chance to debate and vote on the legislation.

"All of these noes, these potential noes, are now yesses", said Trump.

They decided that every American human being, no matter what their sex, age, health or personal needs or desires, deserved Cadillac care for any possible sickness or service.

"Do not walk the plank and vote for a bill that can not pass the Senate and then have to face the consequences of that vote", Cotton said.

It landed as Republican moderates and conservatives in the House remained split, and senators expressed reservations.