Published: Sun, March 19, 2017
Medicine | By Megan Pierce

Key Republicans come around on ObamaCare replacement

Key Republicans come around on ObamaCare replacement

Republican leaders plan a vote Thursday to repeal and replace much of Obamacare, optimistic that President Donald Trump can help them close the deal, multiple House Republican sources tell CNN.

Not only were voters opposed to the Republican plan, which has been called "Trumpcare", they would prefer Obamacare over the new bill.

The caucus has about 40 members, thought it's unclear if all of them plan to vote against the bill. "I encourage people to go out there and give us their thoughts".

Because the Affordable Care Act subsidizes insurance premiums based on your age, income and how expensive health insurance is in your hometown.

Trump has promised that his health plan will "cover everybody" and offer cheaper insurance policies for individuals and small groups of people who buy insurance for themselves rather than getting coverage through their employers, which is the most common way Americans have health care insurance.

Young also disputes claims that too many Americans would lose their health insurance under the plan.

The American Health Care Act, however, has come under fire - and from both political parties, with even some conservative Republicans calling for a clean repeal of the Affordable Care Act instead.

Conservatives also received a commitment from the president to ensure that tax credits in the plan can not be used to pay for abortions. He told Fox News that the reason numerous 14 million Americans who would lose coverage when the bill takes effect in 2018 is not because they won't be able to afford it, but because the mandate requiring people to be insured will go away.

EXPLAINER:What does the Republican bill do? They did not discuss making tax credits more generous, said Rep. Andy Barr (R-Ky.), who attended the meeting.

A bill resulting in 14 million Americans losing coverage in 2018 is not what citizens are asking for. And while the Trump administration is busy disputing the CBO's conclusions, the report is certain to damage the bill's already precarious position - several moderate Republicans have already expressed concerns about the report's conclusions.

Without Democratic support, Republicans can not afford to lose many votes from their own ranks, even though they control both chambers of Congress, as well as the White House.

Illinois' health care exchange has not been the success Obamacare proponents were hoping for. While Democrats won't back it, Republican Senators would need to if it were to get to the 52 number needed to pass to President Trump. "Certainly there are challenges with regard to the kind of premium increases we saw over the past year", she said.

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