Must Change AHCA to Ease Impact on Older People — Ryan
Mar 23 2017 by Irving Hamilton
In a significant flex of presidential muscle, Mr Trump warned House Republicans they will face the electorate's wrath if they do not vote to repeal and replace Obamacare today. The framework is already there, and millions are participating in it. It's true that in the art of compromise no party will get every issue they want.
Pennsylvania Rep. Lou Barletta decided to change his vote to yes on the health care bill after meeting with President Donald Trump.
There is room for around 22 defections if the GOP is to get the bill through the House, but with at least 25 members of the caucus unconvinced, the bill as it stands appears unlikely to pass. With no Democrats backing the bill, it will fail if only 21 Republicans vote against. It's never one or the other.
Dent said he'd prefer to see those tax credits tweaked before the House clears the House. It is all about insurance.
Sharon Brown is 58 and can't work. "It's a big moment and I think our members are beginning to appreciate what kind of a rendezvous of destiny of we havehere". If leaders fall short on their whip count, they are expected to pull the bill from consideration on the floor.
"I ask for your support". Mark didyou hear that? "I'm gonna come after you", Mr. Trump told Mr. Meadows during the meeting. Instead the members provided 16 principles that they believe should guide any future legislative efforts beyond the current Republican plan being debated in Congress.
But recently, questionshave been raised over whether all of the gains we're seeing in the stock market, and the growth many strategists are forecasting, is due to Trump or to an improving corporate and economic backdrop.
Columnist Joanna Allhands saysthe Affordable Care Act primarily benefits the poor at the expense of the middle class. But she's not convinced there's relief in its proposed replacement.
Older Americans who have not yet reached Medicare age are among the groups hardest hit by the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act.
Republican leaders have tried to assuage conservative concerns by giving states more flexibility on Medicaid, further curtailing the ObamaCare Medicaid expansion and also offering more health care aid to elderly residents.
"That is something we simply couldn't afford", he said. Non-budget related items would be left to what House speaker Paul Ryan and top officials pushing the legislation call a "phase three".
His comments were interpreted by lawmakers speaking to reporters as a threat that they would lose their seats in the next elections.