GOP leadership sets up 'spin room' ahead of repeal vote

Trump's Not Led Down a Path by Anyone

Florida relies heavily on the Affordable Care Act, boasting the highest enrollment of any state with 1.7 million sign-ups.

Trump calls the House legislation "a great plan" and says there will be "bidding by insurance companies like you've never seen before".

House Republicans on Monday released the American Health Care Act, legislation that has already generated intense, diverse opposition.

"As we hammer out a replacement to the Affordable Care Act, it is important that all Americans have access to quality health insurance", Yoho said.

Start with Medicaid. The Republicans' proposal gradually trims the amount sent to states that expanded the program under Obamacare and then provides a per-capita amount each year rather than a percentage of the costs.

The AARP also cautioned that older workers hoping to leave an employer's coverage to launch their own small businesses might be afraid to do so if the plan is enacted. The Medicaid program is the largest payer of health care for children. However, there is no guarantee funding would keep up with future demands.

"We feel very good where we are", Ryan said, adding "We're still having conversations with our members". Republicans hold a majority in the chamber but can not afford to have more than 21 defections for the measure to pass.

And, asked whether investigation into President Trump's claims that the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower posed "a distraction", Ryan told Wallace: "I want to get on with passing our agenda". They also said the bill "does not meet" goals previously described by President Donald Trump regarding state flexibility and ensuring coverage.

Price acknowledged the tough negotiations, telling ABC's This Week: "It's a fine needle that needs to be thread, there's no doubt about it". Ryan has acknowledged the bill will have to change to pass the Republican-controlled House and Senate.

Senator Tom Cotton, a conservative Arkansas Republican, said the bill would not reduce premiums for people on the private insurance market.

Thomspon said there is still work to do to find a good alternative. "So that's why their forecast of the coverage for the Republican bill is so odd".

The bill would impose an "age tax" on older Americans.

Since S&P Global Ratings estimates a decline in covered insurees of 6-10 million people, I conclude that nearly all of those who will lose their health insurance will be among the non-rich.

Hospitals and insurance companies have raised concerns about the issue of affordability under the GOP healthcare plan. And older Americans earning $75,000 or even $100,000 a year would still be eligible for tax credits to offset insurance premiums on individual policies.



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