Ryan: 'Impressed' by Trump's involvement with Obamacare repeal

Posted March 21, 2017

And right before his inauguration he told The Washington Post, "We're going to have insurance for everybody. What does it take to get you to "yes"?"

Instead, he has directed his energies at helping Speaker Paul Ryan win over right-wing House members by promising to make the bill even crueler to those who need health care the most.

Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.), the Buffalo-area Republican who was the first lawmaker to endorse Trump's 2016 bid for the presidency, has taken the lead on the proposal.

The same votes needed to defeat RyanCare are enough to pass a motion to vacate the chair and force out Ryan the same way conservatives forced out Boehner.

President Donald Trump is expected to come to Capitol Hill to meet with GOP lawmakers in the lower chamber Tuesday to garner support for the House GOP's Obamacare repeal bill slated to be voted on Thursday evening.

The complaints - with Walker and Meadows leading the charge - have already prompted House Republicans to slow down long enough for more debate and changes. "We really believe a combination of those efforts by this spring will repeal Obamacare once and for all and replace it with health care reform that gives people the freedom to choose whether to have health insurance that lowers (its) cost for every American and creates a national marketplace where people have the ability to buy health insurance the way they buy auto and life insurance, and gives the states the ability to improve Medicaid with state-based innovation and reform". That was too far for House and Senate moderates, along with some of the governors administering the program, and the idea was set aside.

"I don't know about a magic number. The two individual tax cuts contained in the Republican plan to replace Obamacare apply only to high-earning workers and investors, roughly those with incomes of at least $200,000 for individuals and $250,000 for married couples".

New Jersey Rep. Leonard Lance told CNN that "I'm a lean 'no.'" When pressed if any of the new changes could get him to back the bill he replied, "I doubt it". They are the product of two weeks of negotiations that stretched from the Capitol to the White House to President Trump's Florida resort.

But several Republicans continue to criticize the bill. Rep.

In a study published this month in the New England Journal of Medicine, Laura Wherry, assistant professor of medicine in the division of general internal medicine and health services research at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Sarah Miller, assistant professor of business economics and public policy at the University of MI, analyzed survey data from states that participated in the Medicaid expansion and states that declined. At the end of February, his portfolio was filled with stocks he says have good growth prospects, such as biotech Amgen (AMGN), up almost 16% this year, device maker Boston Scientific (BSX), up about 13%, and technology solutions names like Teladoc (TDOC), up 41%. Bill Cassidy said, the New York Times reported.

It's not just moderates who are still wavering.

But let's be equally clear: Hundreds of thousands of Oregonians could lose their health insurance.

Ryan said he feels very good about "where we are". "And that's one of the things we're looking at for that person in the 50s and 60s because they experience higher health care costs".

Insurers have also argued that if they can charge older enrollees up to five times more than younger people, they can make premiums more attractive to young adults.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told CNN "we've listened to all the different concerns". A Congressional Budget Office analysis released last week showed people in that age group would end up paying significantly more out-of-pocket costs under the GOP bill than they would under Obamacare. He stressed that House GOP members recognize that this change will be part of the final package and added "there's a lot in this of what they've been asking for". A White House meeting with senators Monday also left conservatives unhappy.

"We're in the heartland of America, and there is no place I would rather be than here with you tonight", Trump said at the outset of his remarks, after taking the stage to Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the U.S.A". If Democrats unanimously oppose them as seems likely, the bill would fail if 22 Republicans vote no.