Memo to House conservatives: If you like Obamacare, keep fighting replacement

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The GOP solution to replacing Obamacare would phase out new enrollees under expansion criteria in 2020.

"Throwing 24 million Americans off of health insurance, raising premiums for older low-income Americans, defunding Planned Parenthood and giving $275 billion in tax breaks to the top 2 percent is a disgusting and immoral proposal", Sanders said in his statement.

The bill needs a simple majority, 218 votes, to be approved in the House. House Speaker Paul Ryan has predicted the bill will pass the House next week. Or the CBO, one of the most trusted agencies of the federal government, though of course it is not infallible? Major changes include making tax credits to help people afford insurance more generous for low-income people or adults between ages 50 and 64, adding some sort of Medicaid work requirements and adding a block grant option for Medicaid funding. But a tough calculus remains heading into next week: Members on either end of the Republican ideological spectrum are still extremely concerned about the legislation, if not outright opposed to it, and any changes that assuage one group are likely to alienate another.

Three members of the Budget Committee - Sanford, Dave Brat of Virginia and Gary Palmer of Alabama - are members of the Freedom Caucus, a group of lawmakers who have voiced concerns about the legislation.

Overall, millions of Californians would be in danger of being pushed out of the insurance market under the plan, Peter Lee, the executive director of Covered California, told reporters. All it took for those members was a little face time with the president and some cosmetic tweaks to the legislation, which Trump backed. But, it's not the way that you want it ...

"The debate that is forming will allow conservatives to enhance and improve what has been proposed", he said, "and I think this could represent a win for patients, health care providers and the taxpayer alike". "As with welfare, we should want fewer Americans to need Medicaid".

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Obamacare? Trumpcare? There's a political battle going on in Washington over what health care rules we all have to live under. And other moderate members of the conference said they would vote no on the current bill the Congressional Budget Office released its analysis Monday. "The biggest question to ask ourselves is: Is this the best we can do?"

Inhofe said there will be "an open amendment process that won't even resemble what is there today".

That said, premiums for a given plan wouldn't go up for every customer. "So, it's not going to even resemble what it is now and let's wait and see what the product is". Bill Cassidy (R-LA), a physician who previously offered a replacement bill for the Affordable Care Act, said.

Paul has repeatedly accused Ryan of working to deliberately mislead President Trump into thinking he has more support for the bill than he has, claiming last week that Ryan is trying to "pull wool over the president's eyes".

The White House and some House conservatives agreed Friday to make changes in the troubled Republican health care bill in hopes of easing deep party divisions over the overhaul plan.

The White House, GOP leaders and rank-and-file lawmakers were negotiating over modifications that could be made when the bill reaches the House floor.

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