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An internal White House analysis concluded that House Republicans' Obamacare replacement bill, called the American Health Care Act, will cause up to 26 million people to lose their insurance coverage over the next decade, according to a copy of the analysis obtained by Politico.

If Congress can't pass the current flawed Republican plan, Trump told leading conservative groups last week, he has a Plan B. It is to keep badmouthing the Affordable Care Act as a "disaster" and then blame Democrats when ObamaCare collapses.

Conaway said he looks forward to seeing how the marketplace reacts to the lifting of restrictions, particularly for younger, healthier people whose contributions are critical to keeping costs down.

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen Jeanne ShaheenRussian parliament approves investigation of United States media Dem senator to GOP: Listen to Kasich on healthcare Protect lives, USA credibility: Pass the Keeping Our Promise to Our Afghan Allies Act MORE (D-N.H.) is advising the GOP to listen to fellow Republican, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, on how to move forward on healthcare.

Republicans mostly fell into two camps after the damning CBO report.

Giving the states an option to accept block grant funding for Medicaid - essentially a lump sum payment - rather than the original bill's per-capita funding formula.

House Republicans have effectively one more chance to change the bill before it comes to the floor for a vote.

That expansion of Medicaid coverage, along with the overall rise in health-care costs, put a big strain on state budgets, which rely heavily on federal support to pay for Medicaid services. Opponents say it will severely limit the number of people who will have access to Medicaid because once the money runs out, it's out. Other Republican governors have raised concerns about the health care effort, particularly on Medicaid.

"Obamacare" is the nickname for the Affordable Care Act that Trump and congressional Republicans are trying to repeal and replace. "We're making the kinds of improvements and refinements that we think make this bill better", Mr. Ryan told Fox Business Channel, while saying the "major components" will remain intact. This is why President Trump had to talk of changes, which may help to sway people back on the side of passing the bill through. "I committed to President Trump that I would support this plan if it contains the changes we agreed to today", the Columbia City resident said. "We don't want to in any way sacrifice coverage for people who need it the most". A physician explained how many of his patients had chose to forgo insurance as too expensive and instead pay a penalty.

Reportedly, even if it got to the Senate as is...several State Senators have already come out in opposition of the bill as it stands right now.

Although the House bill has cleared three committees, some lawmakers can visualize scenarios where things come apart. The state's junior senator, Rand Paul, is nearly certain to vote against the health care bill if it comes up for a vote.

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