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GOP Whip, Freedom Caucus Chair Don’t Want To Bog Down Tax Reform With Health Care

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Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) and House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) both oppose pairing the two issues. “Since we have fumbled at least twice now on health care, to include it and make tax reform contingent on us getting across the finish line on health care, I wouldn’t be in favor unless we can keep it on parallel tracks,”Meadows said.

A Recipe For Chaos: Even If Plan Passed, States Warn They Wouldn’t Be Able To Implement It

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“Honestly, I am really struggling to figure out how we would respond,” said Teresa Miller, Pennsylvania’s acting secretary of human services, saying it’s “highly unlikely” Pennsylvania would be able to build a functioning insurance marketplace by the bill’s 2020 deadline. In other news, a look at what it would mean for consumers if the measure passed, The Washington Post fact checks remarks by Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) on premiums, and critics focus on pre-existing conditions.

After Collins Officially Declares Opposition, Passing Health Bill Becomes ‘Nearly Impossible’

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Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) joins Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) in opposition of Republicans’ last-ditch efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, naming the “dramatic, sweeping cuts” to Medicaid as her top reason to vote no. The Republicans only had two votes to spare, so unless leadership can persuade one of three to change his or her vote, the bill would fail if brought to the floor.