Published: Wed, April 05, 2017
Health Care | By Kelly Miles

White House woos GOP lawmakers with revised health care bill

White House woos GOP lawmakers with revised health care bill

The effort to revive the zombie legislation centers on the idea that there is still a path to a compromise between conservative hardliners, who are agitating for a full repeal of Obamacare, and moderate Republicans, who hope to preserve some of the more popular provisions of the law.

Even as people in good health would get to spend less, people in poor health would have to pay more ― much, much more.

With the demise of the disastrous American Health Care Act, President Donald Trump has a golden opportunity to fulfill his campaign promise for affordable universal health care and instantly ensure his presidential legacy. And the White House is sending contradicting signals on the new tax, adding to the uncertainty.

Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.), co-chair of the Tuesday Group, said he's still a no on the bill and thinks changes to community rating could be hard for some Republicans to accept.

"First, the Trump administration needs to decide whether they want to burn down the house we're all living in through regulatory actions that will end the viability of the exchanges", said Weinberg. That prompted an angry Trump to say that he was moving on to tax reform.

"By restricting federal funding for abortion, its providers and the purchase of plans that cover it, the bill would have finally resolved a grave moral failing rooted within the very structure of the Affordable Care Act", they said. Most of the right-wing Republican House members in the Freedom Caucus, now in the president's crosshairs, outperformed him in the past election, giving them little incentive to cooperate. These include everything from prescription drugs and hospitalization to mental health and maternity care.

Meadows established that the White House had not offered legislative text for a deal, but expects text within 24 hours.

President Trump expressed confidence Sunday - both on social media and the golf course - that he and aides can somehow resurrect their attempt to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law. She said she hopes Congress will work in a bipartisan way going forward to address those challenges, adding that it has "a ideal opportunity to do that now". "It's all about getting the premiums down".

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Rep. Mark Meadows (NC), chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, which largely stood against the previous repeal plan because it didn't go far enough, told reporters on Monday that the plan accounts for people with high-cost coverage by allowing them to buy into risk-sharing pools.

But Sunday morning, shortly before Paul was seen joining the presidential motorcade, Trump tweeted that talks to repeal and replace Obamacare were still ongoing.

"Recently, Rand Paul called me and asked me to play golf", Trump told the Washington Post in August 2015.

Republicans were entertaining a White House offer Tuesday to revise the party's failed health care bill, as the GOP tried to resuscitate a measure that crashed spectacularly less than two weeks ago.

Now we remember the backlash from the American public against the Republican Party when they came out with the American Health Care Act that actually did still have the preexisting condition clause in there saying you could not be denied coverage. "And now we're having the kinds of productive conversations among our members, interacting through the committees of jurisdiction and with the administration".

"If we don't get what we want, we will make a deal with the Democrats and we will have in my opinion not as good a form of health care, but we are going to have a very good form of health care and it will be a bipartisan form of health care", Trump said.

"I feel pressure, yes, I do: I feel pressure to say no", he said.

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