Paul predicts GOP healthcare plan will fail

Paul predicts GOP healthcare plan will fail”

Ryan on Sunday said he felt "very good" that the House would pass the Republicans' healthcare bill, even as changes were being made to lure votes, such as providing more assistance for older Americans.

"We think we should be offering more assistance than the bill now does", for lower-income people age 50 to 64, Ryan said of the tax credits for health insurance that are proposed in the legislation.

"Please contact your Congressman ... and tell him to join you in supporting President Trump and Speaker Ryan's plan to repeal Obamacare and replace it with the American Health Care Act", the calls state.

While the support from the 13 lawmakers may get the bill closer to the finish line, their backing isn't guaranteed to get the bill to Trump's desk. "And that's one of the things we're looking at for that person in their 50s and 60s because they experience higher health care costs", the Wisconsin Republican said.

Tax credits to help buy coverage would be less than current subsidies, also why fewer people would be covered.

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If and when this bill gets to the U.S. Senate, senators should reflect on whether Obamacare is better than what has been offered as a replacement and better than the GOP plan even if it is improved. "If we're not going to take care of the people, I'm not signing anything", he told Carlson.

I don't agree with every decision the Democrats make, but I hardly agree with any decision Ryan and President Trump are making. "So, that is something that I think in Congress you'll see probably some changes".

Then there are the Tea Party Republicans, who'd like to abolish entitlement programs and certainly don't want tax credits for lower-income people of the kind in the Republican plan. They want to halt the continuance by the end of the fiscal year.

President Trump says he changed some minds on the House GOP bill to replace ObamaCare. "I believe that the real negotiation begins when we stop them". "We're confident tonight that there are not the votes to modify this current bill to make it acceptable to conservatives and moderates alike", Representative Mark Meadows, chairman of the conservative Freedom Caucus said on Wednesday night. "They have not been giving it a fair press". "So when they say, 'Oh more people are on the plan" - there's not gonna be any people on the plan, ' he said. "We stand united today to move this forward for the American people, and we are very proud to do so".

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