In leaked ACA replacement Republicans would drop tax credits for the wealthy

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Their goal: embarrass Republican leaders who have vowed to make the overhaul transparent and are struggling to solidify support.

Rand Paul holds an impromptu press conference outside where the room where the bill was supposed to be. An aide to Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., later said Paul was standing outside her office, not a hideaway for clandestine legislation.

Price, a former congressman, came to the Hill to personally meet with Republican Study Committee Chairman Mark Walker of North Carolina, who'd come out against the language, and the HHS secretary continued to have conversations with members on the fence about the GOP plan. Massie said a recent presentation by GOP leaders aimed at convincing lawmakers that they were aligned with President Donald Trump on a pending health care bill was a failure.

Meanwhile the House Ways and Means Committee is also promising action this month. "I don't believe we heard any specific legislative endorsements", Cruz told reporters.

"This is being presented as if it were a national secret, as if this was a plot to invade another country, as if this were national security".

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According to reports, the House bill is being kept in a special viewing room where a select group of lawmakers are being allowed to review its contents. Parts of their expeditions were streamed on social media. He was seen entering McCarthy's office at one point to see if it was in there. "Anybody who thinks that their bill is the only bill that can pass, that's not realistic", House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise said Thursday.

I am heading to the secure location where they are keeping the House Obamacare bill. "That is the bill, the plan that we ran on in 2016 and told America here's our vision for how we replace Obamacare after we repeal Obamacare.

There is a lot of political 'inside baseball" going when it comes to passing legislation through the House and Congress and it can give headaches to first year members of the new Congress as well as the old bulls that have been reelected for generations.

The Senate has not yet taken a vote on Paul's legislation. Trump endorsed the idea of tax credits in his address on Tuesday, but the Freedom Caucus has protested the provision as continuing an entitlement program from the Obama era.

A draft plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act was obtained by NBC News last week from a health care lobbyist.

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This was "very unconvincing", said Massie. The location of the plan remains unknown.

Even many Republicans weren't invited to view the latest draft; Sen.

As congressional Republicans move to solidify their Obamacare repeal-and-replace legislation, concern is mounting that their strategies will leave millions of Americans with less financial assistance and more expensive coverage. It would offer refundable premium tax credits starting in 2020 based on age, unlike the Affordable Care Act's income-based credits.

Medicaid would likely be able to cover sick people who are priced out of the market as well, Paul said. It's estimated that fewer than one million people now remain in grandmothered individual-market plans in the three dozen or so states that still allow them.

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