President Trump lining up support behind GOP health care bill

Violet Powell
March 12, 2017

The Act is far from a done deal, and has already drawn criticism from both Democrats, Republicans, as well as the American Hospital Association.

The bill would replace Barack Obama's signature law, so-called Obamacare.

"We must act now to save Americans from the imploding ObamaCare disaster".

The committee, which was looking at the tax-related provisions of the bill, made no changes, despite dozens of attempts by Democrats to introduce amendments.

The chamber's Energy and Commerce committee was still working through its own marathon session as of Thursday morning.

Although no one believes the current health care system is ideal, this harmful legislation would make health care less secure and less affordable.

"Continue to think about how we make the system better and more affordable and more accessible", Wolf said. Trump met privately in the Oval Office Wednesday with conservative activists and emphasized the replacement bill is strong and imperative.

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"They're calling it the American Health Care Act: the AHCA".

The Congressional Budget Office is not expected until next week to put a price tag on the proposed overhaul of the more than $US3 trillion USA healthcare system.

The bill proposes that Medicaid be restructured so that, each year, every state receives a set sum of money from the federal government. This week, Price spoke to reporters at the White House about the bill and why the administration viewed it as an improvement over the ACA. You also will have to pay the surcharge if you have not had health insurance previously as an adult. Some Republicans are critical of the plan, saying it's not radical enough.

Who is speaking up for the bill?

"Let's do what we told the voters we were going to do". "Meanwhile, insurers are concerned about whether any changes will alter their ability to be in the black, or at least break even, in the individual health insurance market", he says.

Rep. Mark Meadows, who leads a group of conservative House lawmakers, was home in North Carolina about two weeks ago when he learned details of the emerging Republican health-care plan.

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden of OR said he strongly backs the Medicaid portion of the bill, and they consulted governors, insurance commissioners and the White House.

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