dglobalnews.com Lawmakers weigh White House offer to revive health care bill
Published: Sat, April 08, 2017
National | By Glenda Ortiz

Lawmakers weigh White House offer to revive health care bill


Opposition from the House Freedom Caucus which has around three dozen conservative Republicans, contributed to circumstances that forced House Speaker Paul Ryan to withdraw the health care bill from a March 24 vote that would have produced a certain defeat. Earlier in March, Paul and House Freedom Caucus founding member Jim Jordan of OH pushed legislation in both chambers that would mirror the repeal bill that Congress passed through the budget reconciliation process in 2015 but that President Barack Obama vetoed. "Even the president said we can get a better bill after it was postponed a week ago". I don't know if you know. His proposal would let insurance companies offer plans less expensive than those mandated by ObamaCare, and would eliminate the so-called essential health benefit requirements of ObamaCare.

"We had a great day with the president".

As Jessica Taylor put for KNBA.org, "Throughout the recent debate over the GOP health care bill, many Freedom Caucus members stood up and said the bill was not what they or their constituents had in mind when they promised for seven years to repeal Obamacare".

Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows of North Carolina endorsed separate votes: One on outright repeal of the 2010 law and a separate vote on a replacement package.

A Republican senator playing a major role in the attempt to revive the healthcare bill said today that the Trump administration and Republican l lawmakers were still at an "impasse" in talks. Now, it will be in one form or another. "When you look at the document, when you look at the legislation, it doesn't repeal Obamacare". They said it didn't matter that Scavino tweeted from an account marked as "personal" and not from his official government Twitter account. (Including, apparently, on the golf course-again.) When asked if he was willing to work with Democrats to pass healthcare reform, Trump signaled that he was.

"It perhaps is as much of a repeal as we can get done", Meadows told reporters.

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That would be a departure from what Paul and the Freedom Caucus have pushed for recently. And the facts remain the same.

Republicans may also revive an earlier idea to continue an Obamacare 0.9 percent payroll tax on high-income earners to produce $15 billion toward ensuring coverage for various patients.

Tell the President conservatives, especially the House Freedom Caucus, saved him by helping to kill Ryancare, and it's time to sit down with them to craft a repeal and replace bill that does what the President and Freedom Caucus members both campaigned on.

The latest proposals would mean that Trump is reneging on a promise to uphold one of the law's most popular provisions: that insurers can not discriminate against those with pre-existing conditions.

Conservatives want to end those Obamacare regulations because they believe fewer rules will lead to cheaper plans.

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