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Trump Employs ‘Salesman Tactics’ To Line Up Hill Support For Health Law Replacement

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But some of these efforts, including his signals of willingness to make changes in the measure, are causing unrest within the Republican caucus. Meanwhile, the White House is working to marshall conservative grassroots action to encourage members to follow the party line. And what about the name, “Trumpcare?” Will it stick? Finally, the White House continues to cast doubt on the value of the yet-to-be released Congressional Budget Office cost and coverage estimates of the American Health Care Act.

Conservative Pushback On GOP Health Plan May Put Repeal Vision At Risk

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Among the key complaints, according to The Wall Street Journal, are that the tax credits are too broad and amount to a new government entitlement and spending limits on the Accountable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion are phased in too slowly. The message from this part of the GOP is that the current House blueprint does not go far enough.

Rhetoric Heats Up In Congressional Battle Over Planned Parenthood Funds

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The Washington Post fact checks Sen. Chuck Schumer’s claim regarding the number of women who get mammograms through the women’s reproductive health group, while Planned Parenthood officials push back on Republicans’ efforts to defund the organization. In other news from Capitol Hill, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) introduces a bill aimed at surprise bills after a colonoscopy.

States Detail Concerns About How They Will Fare Under GOP Plan

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California’s insurance commissioner said the approach would be a “devastating blow” to the state’s insurance marketplace and leave millions without coverage, while Ohio hospitals and state lawmakers worry that the measure will harm the stability brought to the health industry as a result of the Medicaid expansion. News outlets from Arizona, Georgia, Connecticut, Tennessee and Wisconsin also contemplate the proposal’s local impact.

What About The CBO?

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House GOP leaders chose to move ahead with consideration of the American Health Care Act in two key committees — Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce — without an official, independent estimate by the Congressional Budget Office of the measure’s cost and coverage. This move has raised the ire of many of the bill’s opponents, including House conservatives, who want to know more about its cost implications.