Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Trump takes up health care with Rand Paul, on golf course

Alfredo Watts | 05 April, 2017, 01:20

Rep. Mo BrooksMo BrooksCentrists push back on new ObamaCare repeal plan Support House Resolution 37: Eliminate the USA trade deficit Paul Ryan sells out conservatives with healthcare surrender MORE (R-Ala.), a member of the Freedom Caucus, said he was assured that the Trump administration would be "very receptive" to granting states waivers from the regulations. Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., protected many Republicans by averting a House vote on the doomed bill, but several dozen supported it in committees.

The White House would like to see a revised bill come up for a vote as early as week's end, before the House breaks for a spring recess, and the text of the new proposal could be ready some time on Tuesday, lawmakers said.

Republicans are making healthcare reform their top priority for now, a source familiar with the agenda talks told Reuters, after the first effort collapsed on March 24.

The Freedom Caucus, however, has decided not to fight the concept of refundable tax credits for consumers that was included in the failed GOP bill.

Freedom Caucus member Jim Jordan told the publication that "every major healthcare policy expert" says the latter two regulations are responsible for driving up premiums, which is why they must be repealed.

Ryan on Tuesday said Republicans are focusing on how to lower health insurance premiums - a key demand of the Freedom Caucus - while retaining "solid protections for people".

Paul was an outspoken critic of the House Republican plan to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law. "We are going to have great health care in this country".

Ethics lawyers who worked for both Republican and Democratic presidents said Scavino violated the Hatch Act, a federal law that limits political activity by government employees.

In a statement to be published in the April 15 issue of Catholic Health World, a CHA publication, Keehan said the association remains "concerned about the continued affordability and stability of the individual health insurance market under the ACA". "In a couple of weeks people will look back and people will say the coalition in the Republican House and the Senate is a center-right coalition that wants to get big things done".

He also could enlist businesses that would benefit by reduced labor costs from a shift away from employer-based health insurance.

One member of that caucus, Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., said Tuesday he remained opposed to the legislation.

Emerging from the meeting, Rep. Mimi Walters (R-Calif.), the sophomore class representative to leadership, said she'd be willing to stay in D.C. longer to pass a bill.

"We've had the same kind of conversations in the past".

"It's an acknowledgement that they were chasing votes with the Freedom Caucus and the Far Right and then ended up losing votes with those of us who are typically the most reliable votes", Collins said of the proposal provisions discussed at the meeting. Sunday's trip marks the ninth weekend Trump has visited one of his namesake properties as President.