At first it was "repeal and delay".
But if millions lose access to health coverage as a result of the GOP bill, it could expose members in swing districts to fierce attacks. Now, Republicans are talking about a so-called "three-bucket strategy".
In a story March 17 about the House Republican health care bill, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., is a freshman from the Hudson River Valley. But they don't appear to be sticking. Conservatives criticize this bill as "Obamacare Lite", replacing one entitlement with another; those lawmakers seek a full Obamacare eradication, including popular features that allow children to remain on parents' policies until age 26 and forbid insurers from denying coverage for pre-existing conditions. "It's a huge messaging challenge and you have to acknowledge that". But Rep. Steve Scalise, the House majority whip, who was seated next to Trump when he addressed media on Friday, expressed confidence the bill will ultimately collect enough "yes" votes.
The GOP's American Health Care Act "provides nearly no new flexibility for states, does not ensure the resources necessary to make sure no one is left out, and shifts significant new costs to states", the governors wrote in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan. "And then we get on to tax reduction, which I like". "And we've been talking all during the night", Trump said.
"I remain firmly committed to repealing Obamacare", one of the RSC's founding members, Representative Jim Jordan of OH, tweeted on Friday.
But that proved complicated, too. Trump said they are now "all yeses" on the bill after previously being "noes or potential noes".
That wasn't a particularly effective pitch to wavering Republicans fearful of taking a tough vote.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Sen.
Ryan told reporters that he and the other Republican leaders could now make "some necessary improvements and refinements" to the legislation, reflecting an urgency to buttress support.
Are there other ways to whittle back the estimated number of people who lose coverage?
Health care coverage and affordability are critical priorities. His comments came as GOP leaders struggled to stem defections from conservatives and moderates just a week before he hopes to push the measure through the House, and days after congressional budget analysts said it would lead to 24 million more uninsured people in a decade.
"How will this plan live up to the President's promise?"
But even if Texas gets to keep all that money, there's another whammy - the GOP plan caps how much money states get for Medicaid from the federal government for every person they cover. Of course, millions of lower-income people would be left with no insurance or significantly more expensive insurance than they have under the Affordable Care Act.
Editor's note: The following is a roundup of archival stories related to the proposed American Health Care Act and the Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare.
Thursday will mark the seventh anniversary of when President Barack Obama signed his health overhaul into law, one of his milestone achievements enacted over unanimous GOP opposition.