GOP rep: 'Not true' all conservatives back health plan

U.S. President Donald Trump waves with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) after attending a Friends of Ireland reception on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 16, 2017.

"Given how narrowly we've threaded this needle", said Representative Kevin Cramer of North Dakota, "any abrupt change would probably be - could be a deal killer". It eliminates the "Obamacare" mandate to buy health insurance, limits tax credits and unwinds a Medicaid expansion, but some conservatives say it doesn't go far enough.

He said the income caps for the subsidies would likely come down from $75,000 for individuals and $150,000 for couples - perhaps to $50,000 and $130,000, respectively.

The RSC also was told that states were given the option to receive block grant funding rather than per capita funding. A lot of the final details are "still fluid", Roe said. While Democrats won't back it, Republican Senators would need to if it were to get to the 52 number needed to pass to President Trump.

The healthcare measure championed by House Speaker Paul Ryan passed through a key House panel on Thursday despite objections by some conservatives who consider it too similar to the 2010 law that became known as Obamacare.

State governments run Medicaid with reimbursements from the federal government.

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But keeping that promise has become a tough test of their Republican-controlled government. And combined with opposition from Republicans of all stripes, the president's flexible stance suggested final passage of the bill could be delayed, potentially exposing the legislation to the same kind of extended public backlash undermining former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act from the start. I want people to know that ObamaCare is dead.

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All three representatives are members of the House Freedom Caucus, a conservative group that has come out against the AHCA.

Short of votes for their health care bill, Republican congressional leaders turned to President Donald Trump Thursday to wrangle support for the divisive legislation they hope to push through Congress before Easter. Dave Brat of Virginia, Gary Palmer of Alabama, and Mark Sanford of SC, according to The Washington Post.

Moderates like Rep. Charlie Dent, a Republican from Pennsylvania, have specifically said that rolling back Medicaid expansion before 2020 could be a major problem for himself and others.

Obamacare expanded insurance to about 20 million Americans but the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said on Monday that 14 million Americans would lose medical insurance by next year under the Republican plan.

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Cotton disputes the suggestion that Obamacare is working well in Arkansas or enjoys much popularity, but acknowledges high anxiety among his constituents about what happens next.

"You're looking at some of the top conservatives in the House", he said.

Instead, Ryan spent part of his news conference disputing suggestions that he and Trump are at odds over the health bill, rumblings that originate with Ryan's very reluctant support for Trump during the presidential campaign.

Republicans hold the majority in both the House and the Senate. "Unfortunately, the current version of the House bill does not meet this test".

Some Senate Republicans said the House should slow down and develop a plan with broad party appeal since Democrats will never help Republicans with reforms that are supposed to come in the third phase and will require 60 votes. One leading House conservative said the alterations were insufficient and claimed enough allies to sink the measure, and support among GOP moderates remained uncertain. "And then we get on to tax reduction, which I like".

The leader of the hard-line conservative House Freedom Caucus - whose members want to curb Medicaid, reduce a new tax credit and eliminate requirements on insurers - said there's been little give from House leaders.

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