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House leaders set Obamacare repeal and replace vote for Thursday

20 March 2017, 12:53 | Justin Tyler

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That panel's meeting - usually a prelude to bringing legislation to the House floor - is expected to produce amendments aimed at securing votes.

An internal White House analysis concluded that House Republicans' Obamacare replacement bill, called the American Health Care Act, will cause up to 26 million people to lose their insurance coverage over the next decade, according to a copy of the analysis obtained by Politico.

Some conservatives have said the Republican plan is too similar to Obamacare in that it replaces that law's health coverage subsidies with refundable tax credits that fulfill a similar role.

"Despite the fact that I fully recovered, my grandparents who raised me, were unable to get insurance at any price, because I had had this previous illness". President Trump hopes these changes will appeal to House conservatives. So we're doing it a different way, a complex way, it's fine. "Now as we get closer to finish, going through the committee process, you inevitably make those refinements and improvements as you go through that process".

The Republican Study Committee, once a collection of house upstart conservatives, has become more moderate in recent years as the more conservative members founded the "Freedom Caucus". "The press has not been speaking properly about how great this is going to be", he said. His company found that despite the AHCA calling for higher insurance costs among older adults compared with millennials, state law does not permit any differential pricing of health care premiums based on age, Wu said.

Pence met repeatedly with House Republicans but rebels still abounded. This has been the major problem in Congress since day one of the new GOP bill coming. About $21 million in 2017. The increase in uninsured would stem in large part from changes in Medicaid enrollment -because some states would discontinue their expansion of eligibility, some states that would have expanded eligibility in the future would choose not to do so, and per-enrollee spending in the program would be capped.

Repeal of the of the Affordable Care Act could hurt Washington state seniors, AARP says.

House Speaker Paul Ryan was the one who first introduced the bill, and he seemed very confident early on that the bill would pass through the House at least.

However, he noted that the bill will have to change before it passes the House and goes on to a Senate vote.

Some oppose the legislation on the grounds that it will dramatically reduce the number of people insured in the U.S. The report notes that by 2026, around 52 million people would be uninsured, as opposed to 28 million if current legislation stayed in place. This is why President Trump had to talk of changes, which may help to sway people back on the side of passing the bill through. The rally was organized by FreedomWorks, a conservative group backed by the billionaire Koch brothers. Experts said the figures undercut Republican claims that the health law's insurance markets are teetering toward collapse.

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