Ryan Confident About Health Plan's Passage, After Change To Help Seniors

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The Kentucky senator told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" Sunday that the Republican-led Congress should repeal Obamacare in its entirety. "And the point I would say is, we're going to let people buy what they want to buy".

"So, when he talk about his bill, imagine a bill that takes 24 million people out of health insurance, gives the biggest transfer of wealth in our country's history, United States dollars 600 billion taken from working-class families in our country, middle-class and those who aspire to it, to the top one per cent. USD 600 billion, Robin Hood in reverse", Pelosi said.

We know: Any government-produced health plan is anathema on ideological principle to many conservatives.

A Congressional Budget Office analysis last week said a 64-year-old with income of $26,500 would pay $1,700 out of pocket for insurance under the Affordable Care Act, compared with $14,600 under the GOP plan. That's because the GOP plan would offer only $4,900 in tax credits, compared to $13,600 under Obamacare subsides.

Meadows, a North Carolina Republican, told C-Span's "Newsmakers" the changes being considered for the Medicaid program would not go far enough, if they left it up to states to decide whether to put in place a work requirement. However at one time, I thought he might be the one Republican I could throw my support behind.

But he said that was one concern of many, and lawmakers from across the GOP's ideological spectrum have expressed fears that the American Health Care Act will not drive down prices. 'Obamacare is dead. And unless we gave it massive subsidies in a year from now or six months from now, it's not even going to be here. Last Wednesday, Ryan announced that his beleaguered bill would need to undergo some changes and "incorporate feedback" from his members ahead of its vote on the House floor this Thursday.

Trump was upbeat about the bill's prospects for passage during a joint press conference on Friday afternoon at the White House with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

"We're going to arbitrate, we're going to all get together". "But before I can do that - I would have loved to have put it first, I'll be honest - there is one more very important thing that we have to do: We are going to repeal and replace the awful, disastrous Obamacare". "Now that we have our score we can make some necessary improvements and refinements to the bill", he said.

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