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White House offer on health care bill gets mixed reviews

White House offer on health care bill gets mixed reviews”

At the White House, Pence said he and President Donald Trump "remain confident that working with the Congress we will repeal and replace Obamacare", while White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Trump wanted an agreement, if possible. Trump said Thursday. In follow-up tweets, the president singled out three Freedom Caucus members - Jordan, Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho and the caucus chairman, Mark Meadows of North Carolina. Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., protected many Republicans by averting a House vote on the doomed bill, but several dozen supported it in committees. And when it comes to health care reform, he doesn't consider himself defeated.

"By restricting federal funding for abortion, its providers and the purchase of plans that cover it, the bill would have finally resolved a grave moral failing rooted within the very structure of the Affordable Care Act", they said.

The effort to revive the zombie legislation centers on the idea that there is still a path to a compromise between conservative hardliners, who are agitating for a full repeal of Obamacare, and moderate Republicans, who hope to preserve some of the more popular provisions of the law.

House GOP leaders, for their part, are tamping down expectations that there will soon be a breakthrough that would allow them to pass an ObamaCare repeal bill.

On March 30, Trump said he was ready to "fight" the conservative Freedom Caucus, whose opposition helped to doom Ryan's bill. Ways and Means Chair Kevin Brady told reporters, "I don't know that there are any negotiations occurring; I know that there are conversations between members".

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The first regulation, known as essential health benefits, requires insurance plans to cover services like mental health and prescription drugs.

There is no final deal and no Freedom Caucus members have changed their positions on AHCA, was the message from Meadows.

President Trump stepped up his threats to cut a deal with Democrats over healthcare if conservatives in the House won't back his proposals.

Another rule prohibits insurers from charging higher premiums to people at high risk of getting sick. On Monday, Vice President Mike Pence, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, and budget director Mick Mulvaney reportedly met with representatives from both camps-the Freedom Caucus and the Tuesday Group, a 50- member caucus of moderate Republicans-to find some middle ground between the two, The Washington Post reports. Since the bill went down, Trump has repeatedly lashed out at members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus who contributed to the defeat. We will not see our insurance premiums go lower until the government steps in and puts limits on that industry and puts a cap on them, or until they offer a public option which would then strip money away from the insurance companies, the private insurance companies until they are forced to lower their rates so that people will once again buy the crap that they've been selling to us for decades.

Trump has repeatedly attacked conservatives for opting not to back the American Health Care Act, threatening to support primaries against those who didn't get behind the bill.

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"I think it's important for the administration to signal early the general shape" of what they would like to accomplish so that there are fewer proposals vying for attention, said Michael Mundaca, a former assistant Treasury secretary now at Ernst & Young.

Monday's meetings followed a storm of tweets from President Trump last week, who blamed the Freedom Caucus for killing the AHCA.

Moderates expressed a reluctance to vote quickly on a new bill.

Ryan says Congress can work on both at the same time.

Ryan has suggested that they get together to sort out their differences, but it's not happening, according to one key lawmaker.

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In futures today, the Dow is down 25 points, the Nasdaq is down five and the broader based S&P500 is down nearly three points. The S&P 500 index closed down 5.34 points, or 0.2%, at 2,362.72, with financial and telecom stocks weighing on the index.



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