Conservative Pushback On GOP Health Plan May Put Repeal Vision At Risk
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.
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House GOP Leaders Surprised By Conservative Opposition To Health Plan
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. Mr. Meadows jumped in the car and drove back to Washington, where he said he warned White House officials he couldn’t support the bill being pushed by House Speaker Paul Ryan. (Armour, Hughes and Peterson, 3/9)
Conservative Demands Threaten To Derail Obamacare Repeal
Hill conservatives were just handed the opening they’ve been waiting for: An invitation from President Donald Trump to “negotiate” on an Obamacare replacement. There’s just one big problem: They’re all over the place on what they want. The discord on the far-right is becoming a real problem for Republicans. (Bade and Cheney, 3/10)
GOP Rep On ObamaCare Replacement Plan: 'This Bill Is Not It'
Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho) voiced his opposition to GOP leadership's plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare Thursday, saying that it doesn't go far enough. "The time is now, the time is today, we need to make sure that we repeal and replace ObamaCare. But this bill is not it," the lawmaker said in an interview with CNN. Labrador maintained that the GOP's American Health Care Act that advanced through a pair of House committees on Thursday merely "amends" former President Obama's Affordable Care Act. (Vladimirov, 3/9)