Rand Paul: AHCA, a 'Gift' for Insurers, Won't Pass Congress

Rand Paul: AHCA, a 'Gift' for Insurers, Won't Pass Congress

The bill would eliminate the tax penalty that pressures people to buy coverage and the federal subsidies that let millions afford it, replacing them with tax credits that are bigger for older people. Cotton agreed with Cruz during an interview on CNN that the House bill will not bring down premiums for people seeking coverage in the private health insurance market.

WASHINGTON (AP) - 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. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said the measure lacked the votes to pass in the Senate, where Republicans hold a precarious 52-48 majority.

Ryan insisted that ultimately the Republican plan would cut premium costs for people in their 50s and 60s, but "we think we should be offering more assistance than what the bill now does". The panel can't make significant changes but was expected to endorse non-binding, suggested changes to nail down votes.

"We do believe we need to add some additional assistance to people in those older cohorts", Ryan told Fox News's Chris Wallace on Sunday morning. He's the one who was helped negotiate changes to this bill with members from all over our caucus.

GOP Sen. Susan Collins of ME, for example, said this week that she could not support the House bill in its current form, particularly because of its effects on the ability of low-income seniors to afford health insurance. Lawmakers need to slow down and solve this problem, he said.

The speaker predicted victory, though, saying Mr. Trump is committed to "fine-tuning" the bill and securing votes for the plan as it heads to the House Rules Committee to pin down final changes.

The House bill - called the American Health Care Act - would repeal major elements of former President Barack Obama's law, create a new, leaner system of tax credits for health insurance, and cap future federal spending on Medicaid for low-income people. "We're for empowering the consumer to drive prices down so you can get better-cost insurance", the Kentucky Republican said.

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Tom Price, secretary of Health and Human Services, said the Trump administration was open to changes to address the effects on older Americans and other concerns.

"What's driving this is just that the underlying cost of care in Nebraska is much higher than in some other parts of the country", Cox said.

The White House and House leaders are also eyeing increasing the tax credits in the bill.

According to the Post, Ryan did not say what changes to his plan are under consideration. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told CBS' "Face the Nation".

Among them are fiscal conservatives who say the ObamaCare repeal effort doesn't go far enough to dismantle the 2010 health care law and those who fear it won't provide enough Americans with adequate and affordable insurance policies.

Committee Democrats pushed a series of amendments to the bill that were rejected mostly along party line votes.

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