Ryan Says ACHA Is Not Obamacare Lite

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"We're going to look at every one of them and make certain that we have those in place that actually help patients and drive down costs, and if they hurt patients and drive up costs, we're going to do away with them", Price added.

"The president has become a great closer".

The bill, which the Congressional Budget Office estimated would result in 24 million fewer people to have health care coverage by 2026, has proven unpopular so far in most polls. "And the point I would say is, we're going to let people buy what they want to buy".

Amid the maneuvering, a government report said more than 12 million people have signed up for coverage this year under the very statute that Republicans want to repeal.

"What we're doing is listening to all the people in our conference and making sure that we can make good changes that would improve the bill, refine the bill-the big pieces are all there", Ryan said in response to a question at the National Review Institute summit in Washington, D.C. on Friday. "And so where I dispute that comparison is it suggests that we're going to have the same kinds of plans being offered in 10 years that Obamacare would otherwise offer". "I know that, I know", the president said, as the host cited Bloomberg's finding that Trump-supporting counties would be hammered.

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.

As he has said since introducing the bill earlier this month, Ryan expressed confidence Sunday about having the requisite 218 votes in the GOP-controlled House to send the bill to the GOP-controlled Senate.

"We never ran on replacement of Obamacare light: Of making the entitlement subsidies permanent, keeping the taxes, keeping the Medicaid expansion".

That roils Democrats and mainstream Republicans and even conservative Republicans who recognize they'll have a hard time selling it back home.

But Ryan's plan is just something less, period.

"That's one of the things we're looking at", Mr. Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, told "Fox News Sunday". "He's the one who has helped negotiate changes to this bill with members from all over our caucus". The president supports the legislation but is open to changes, and he's lobbying Republicans around the country to support it.

Senator Tom Cotton, a conservative Arkansas Republican, said that the bill would not reduce premiums for people on the private insurance market. House Budget Committee Chair Diane Black, R-Tenn., right, joined at left by Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., and panel staff member Jim Bates, center, works on the Republican health care bill, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

"What they're saying is that this isn't freedom, this isn't people voluntarily deciding not to have health insurance", Wallace remarked. I think Thursday is most likely going to be our day to bring it forward. We're going to go to the Senate, we're going to see what happens in the Senate.

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