GOP Tweaks Healthcare Bill for Older Americans

Donald Trump Admits His Health Plan Will Hurt His Supporters

"The president and the vice president have called a group of conservatives from the U.S. House of Representatives and asked us for our support to move the American Health Care Act forward", Walker told reporters after the meeting. What we do know is that if House Speaker gets his version of the Republican healthcare bill through the system, he and his team will have little to no incentive to improve the proposal in any way, which will be bad news for just about everyone, including Trump himself.

Like the Freedom Caucus, centrist Republicans, too, have been skeptical about the legislation rolled out last week by House GOP leaders.

President Trump on Friday met with members of the Republican Study Committee, which is mostly comprised of the party's more conservative lawmakers, in attempt to convince them to support the legislation.

Separately, Ryan said he also expected the House to make changes to Trump's proposed budget, which calls for a boost to military spending but big-time cuts in domestic programs. Earlier this week, Trump promised a group of conservative activists that he's open to major changes to the bill, while White House adviser Kellyanne Conway separately insisted to a different group of stakeholders that the bill was nearly in its final form. The bill is set to hit the House floor on Thursday. He then went on to say that the GOP is working on changes in the American Health Care Act that would allow federal block grants to states for Medicaid.

So, how do we achieve the health care reforms we were promised?


But House Republicans want to eliminate that feature of the law, and the GOP bill would allow a five-to-one ratio as part of an attempt to attract more of the younger, healthier customers whom insurers want. Their plan had government-provided insurance for about 21,000 people who had medical conditions that prevented them from getting insurance on the individual market, according to the Lacrosse Tribune. They have in the House plan bailouts for insurance companies.

Tucker Carlson raised this point with President Trump during a Fox News interview on Wednesday night. And health care looks like its really happening, ' he said.

"We are making fine-tuning improvements to the bill to reflect people's concerns, to reflect people's improvements", he said.

It landed as Republican moderates and conservatives in the House remained split, and senators expressed reservations.

"I can not vote for any bill that keeps premiums rising", Cruz said, echoing the concerns of other hard-line lawmakers who want the legislation to undo more of the Affordable Care Act's insurance mandates.

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