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Lowry: Why Trump May Dump House Republicans

20 March 2017

Moving forward, the RSC said it hopes their priorities will make it into the manager's amendment when the package reaches the Rules Committee, which sets the terms and conditions of floor debate. Republican leaders have repeatedly said that was their schedule, but opposition mushroomed after a congressional report concluded this week that the measure would strip 24 million people of coverage in a decade.

"We have rejiggered it", Trump told reporters afterward. The legislation has already passed out of two committees with no Democratic votes and unanimous GOP support.

The CBO report marks the beginning of a new phase in the debate over the week-old healthcare bill, which is moving through the House on an accelerated timetable despite opposition from Republicans, Democrats and virtually every sector of the U.S. healthcare industry.

Ryan's decision to schedule the vote next Thursday, the seventh anniversary of Obamacare becoming law, is a sign that he's confident he'll be able to wrangle enough votes to push the bill through Congress.

Expressing concern is one thing, but a no vote by any GOP member in committee is another - a calculated risk for rank-and-file Republicans.

And moderate Republicans in the Senate say too many people would be deprived of insurance, including those covered by the expanded Medicaid under the ACA.

A report from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that Americans at retirement age living on $15,000 annual incomes could lose almost $5,900 in tax credits per year tp help pay for coverage under the proposed health plan. We now know the proposed legislation would throw off seniors, and provide meaningless tax credits of $2,000 for younger participants and $4,000 tax credits for older citizens.

They also call for changes to the provision that rolls back the expansion of Medicaid, the health coverage program for the poor and the disabled.

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In a new complication, Sen. With only 52 Republicans in the Senate, Conaway said it's up to President Donald Trump to sway eight lawmakers.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, however, pulled out some of the more favorable parts from the report, citing CBO estimates that AHCA would eventually lower premiums.

Earlier in the day, Pence told House conservatives that the administration was open to changes.

The bill would enfeeble Obama's individual mandate, the requirement that Americans buy coverage, by abolishing the tax fine on violators. Allowing insurance companies to charge older adults an Age Tax 5 times or more than others for health insurance, and reducing tax credits to help pay for it, is quite simply unfair.

WASHINGTON ― A harsh Congressional Budget Office assessment of the Republican House bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act had GOP senators on Tuesday calling for changes, including more financial assistance for low-income Americans. "Some Republicans didn't think through the politics of taking away coverage for 21 million people who now have it".

Several Republicans have said they can't support the law as it stands and are demanding changes. The rally was organized by FreedomWorks, a conservative group backed by the billionaire Koch brothers.

The 2017 government sign-up numbers missed Obama's target of 13.8 million people. Moreover, they represent initial enrollment, and there's usually significant attrition over the course of a year.

President Donald Trump endorsed the plan despite the projected millions who would lose the ability to purchase affordable health care insurance, breaking a campaign promises.

Lowry: Why Trump May Dump House Republicans