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Monday, 20 March 2017 17:27

GOP House leaders to announce changes to their ObamaCare replacement bill

Written by  Fox News

House Republican leaders are expected to release changes to their ObamaCare replacement bill Monday night, part of an effort to secure GOP rank-and-file support ahead of a final vote as early as Thursday, multiple sources tell Fox News.

What the expected changes will be remains unclear. But House Speaker Paul Ryan said Sunday that his team continues to refine the measure.

“We are still having conversations with our members,” the Wisconsin Republican told “Fox News Sunday.” “We are making fine-tuning improvements to the bill to reflect people's concerns, to reflect people's improvements.”

Ryan suggested those changes will be related to increasing tax credits for lower-income and older people and allowing states to impose a work requirement for able-bodied Medicaid recipients and to accept a fixed block grant for Medicaid.

The changes could give governors, not the federal government, the authority to end Medicaid expansion in their states and to change the work requirements on Medicaid.

The changes are expected to be codified in a so-called manager’s amendment, which House Republicans will presumably attach to the final bill that the Rules Committee will review Wednesday, before the final vote.

Ryan expressed confidence Sunday about getting the requisite 218 votes to send the bill, the American Health Care Act, to the GOP-controlled Senate.

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I want the government to stay out of the health care business, REPEAL AND DON'T REPLACE! Repeal Obamacare as of 12/31/2017 to give people time to find other coverage from some 25 solid health care companies and allow for purchase across state lines.

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I am not opposed to a healthcare bill, I oppose a healthcare bill that in anyway whatsoever restricts peoples freedom to choose what they want.

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No matter how much lipstick they smear on this pig, it is still a pig.
We must kill this disaster NOW.

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HEY RHINOS, keep your promise, "REPEAL OVOMIT CARE" Git rid of it, we don't want it. DO NOT REPAIR/ FIX/TWEAK/OR CHANGE IT IN ANY WAY!!! Git out of the insurance business, agin, "KEEP YOUR PROMISE"

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I see that this Congress is not going to do what we the people want! This bill was garbage when it was passed! The bill was never supposed to work and it is proving it does not work now, tweaking it will not help! Congress Robbed Social Security and Medicare to pay for it and it has FAILED Miserably. It has NEVER DONE WHAT was promised and it NEVER WILL!!!!!!

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Grover Syck Written by Grover Syck
March 20, 2017
The ACA is the best piece of legislation to come out of congress in over 50 years.
It needs to be strengthened, expanded to an all inclusive "Medicare for all" and fully funded NOW.

If your going to do this lets get it right the first time !!!!!WAY TO GO MR.DONALD J TRUMP!!!!!

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Jim Hess Written by Jim Hess
March 20, 2017
If ryan is involved BE CAREFUL this TRAITOR will stab you in the back in a hurry !!!
Grover Syck Written by Grover Syck
March 20, 2017
To "get it right", the ACA must be expanded to cover all Americans, strengthened to make sure the states do not obstruct, and FULLY funded.
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G. Ed. Browning Written by G. Ed. Browning
March 22, 2017
Is "Grover Syck" an alias used by Paul Ryan ?
No doubt, Syck´s comments are approved by the Clinton Crime Foundation


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