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GOP Health Deal Elusive As House To Take Easter Break

GOP Health Deal Elusive As House To Take Easter Break

Freedom Caucus chairman Mark Meadows said the majority of Freedom Caucus members will support a new draft of the bill if it contains the changes that Pence has discussed with the organization in meetings over the past several days.

Conservatives are facing pushback from other lawmakers as they seek to allow states to apply for waivers to repeal ObamaCare protections for people with pre-existing conditions, which they argue are driving up premiums. The North Carolina congressman added that he thinks tax reform can happen before August, but only if "we do it differently than healthcare". While speaking about what points the caucus might exercise their leverage on as a possible government shut-down looms, Jordan said that Planned Parenthood might not be one as it could be "dealt with" in the healthcare bill.

"Jordan's pledge followed a Saturday tweet by President Donald Trump's social media director, Dan Scavino Jr., who said Trump "is bringing auto plants & jobs back to MI", and Amash is a "big liability", urging "#TrumpTrain, defeat him in primary". Originally, the new White House plan called for eliminating almost all the so-called Title 1 insurance regulations under the ACA.

Trust among House Republicans have suffered in recent weeks as some members are frustrated with the conservative House Freedom Caucus whom some say will come around to support any bill. The guaranteed issue and community rating measures protect those with pre-existing conditions because they require insurers to sell policies to all enrollees, but bar them from charging higher prices to those with health conditions.

"The president wanted us to get it going. we wanted to meet that aggressive time table". And that's likely true - the essential health benefits provision forms the federal floor of what each insurance plan must contain.

Ryan said that the although the repeal process would not be rushed, it would be completed in a timely manner.

"Many of us on the committees have spent years on these policies, and to just see it kind of being pulled away and put behind the scenes potentially to me is not the wisest course to take", said Reed, another Ways and Means member.

Conservatives and moderates have been meeting all week to find compromise before leaving for a two-week recess.

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Still, the negotiations will allow lawmakers to return to their home districts and tell voters they are trying to deliver on a campaign promise that helped them win election.

During a meeting on Tuesday night, Republican moderates and Republican conservatives in the House realized that they had very different impressions of the content of the new bill that had been presented to them by the White House on the previous day, according to a report by Politico.

It's also created to placate more moderate members, who are concerned about diluting or eliminating Obamacare protections for those with pre-existing conditions. "I'm surprised we've been this incompetent", Chabot said, according to the Washington Examiner's Kimberly Leonard.

"It's not the Tom DeLay system around here", he said referring to the former House majority leader from Texas, whose forceful leadership style earned him the nickname The Hammer.

Poe says the Freedom Caucus needs to evolve from an insurgency into a group that exercises power in a Congress that is now dominated by the Republican Party.

"Whenever you get close to a deal, negotiations have [three] phases: it's called fatal, near-fatal, and definitely fatal", Meadows said with a smile.

"While we are still working toward a final bill, there has been widespread agreement on an amendment to the (American Health Care Act) from Schweikert and Palmer that the committee will consider today", the committee spokeswoman said. Therefore, even if Trump placated conservative House Republicans, there would still be enough opposition to sink the bill if no more moderate members came on board.

Embarrassed and frustrated by last month's collapse of their effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, conservatives this week launched a last-ditch effort to revive the legislation.

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