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Ryan Looks to Thursday Health Care Vote With More Elder Pay Help
Eleena Tovar | 21 Marcha, 2017, 03:33

Ryan likes to bill himself as a concerned and committed Christian. Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., wrote on Twitter on Monday that he couldn't recall a more "universally detested piece of legislation" than the GOP's health care bill.

Passage in the House is only one challenge.

The centrist Republicans haven't expressed a cohesive view of the measure. He joins GOP Rep. John Katko, from a closely divided district in upstate NY, who cited inadequate insurance access and cost controls. "My prediction is they don't have the votes".

He emphasized that until the bill is on the floor for a vote, "we are always making improvements". A Congressional Budget Office review of the bill released on March 13 suggested there would be increases in out-of-pocket costs, especially for older people. Costello's spokeswoman said Monday that he's reviewing that report, as well as possible changes to the bill and feedback from constituents. As the bill now stands, older, poorer Americans will have far less help from Republican tax credits starting in 2020 than they get through Obamacare subsidies.

President Donald Trump, GOP leaders and White House officials have been working furiously to try to win over dissatisfied lawmakers in recent days, and even made some last-minute legislative concessions to move the bill to the right.

Dent also intends to raise some ideas that he discussed over the weekend with Ohio Gov.

"What they have put forth is a awful bill", said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Dent has not done a whip count among the 54-member Tuesday Group, which he describes as having "a diversity of views".

House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows will be voting against the bill, his spokesman Ben Williamson told CNN.

Meadows simply said he is going to "encourage" his members to "vote their constituency".

The Wisconsin Republican says "we believe we should offer more assistance than what the bill now does" and that it's one of several possible revisions to help round up enough House votes for the bill.

"We believe we should have even more assistance - and that's one of the things we're looking at - for that person in their 50s and 60s because they experience higher healthcare costs", he said on the "Fox News Sunday" television program.

Three of Pennsylvania's 13 congressional Republicans have said they plan to vote "no" on the bill, each citing different reasons.