White House, some conservatives agree on health care changes

White House, some conservatives agree on health care changes

Republicans have said the goal of the plan is to lower costs and that coverage statistics are misleading due to the high out-of-pocket costs under President Barack Obama's signature health law.

Lawmakers said the two sides agreed to additional restrictions on Medicaid that states would be allowed to choose.

He said Republicans were living in a "fantasy land" if they believed that young people never get sick or that Medicaid budgets can be slashed by $338 billion without reducing coverage.

"One hundred percent of the nos are yeses" Trump said at a meeting with 13 members of the Republican Study Committee. GOP divisions also threaten the legislation in that chamber. "They won't have the votes unless they change it [further]", said Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC).

Donald Trump's administration has conceded the Republican healthcare bill must change if it has any hopes of being passed through Congress. Ryan and others have said they chose the current path as the most likely to succeed in the Senate.

The House is set to vote next Thursday on the American Health Care Act. Republican Representative Jim Jordan of OH, a founder of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, said it does not go far enough to meet Republicans' promise to kill Obamacare.

It was an odd coalition for the first roll call vote of the hearing, as Brat, Sanford, and Palmer have criticized the bill for not being conservative enough, while Democrats continue to decry the cuts to Medicaid and safety nets for low-income citizens.

There's been some dissent among congressional GOP members about the bill, with factions forming to potentially undermine its passage.

Critics say it would make health insurance more expensive for individuals, especially older adults and those with modest incomes.

Republicans opposed to the ACA replacement bill found more reason for frustration with the release of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report on the legislation earlier this week, which found that it would lead to 24 million more uninsured over 10 years than the Affordable Care Act.

"They have not been giving it a fair press".

"States can not successfully administer a quality Medicaid program that grants significant flexibility in lieu of adequate funding", they wrote in their plan.

The truth is younger participants would probably not participate, and seniors could not afford to participate in the later years of the bill, which means at least 14 million non-participants in the first allay, and in the later years nearly double.



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