Another 'no' spells more trouble for revised GOP Obamacare replacement bill

As the pressure mounts, they're striving to just get the bill passed and let the Senate worry about how it could actually become law. But the reality is that there are potentially dozens of other Republicans who are still uncomfortable with the bill and remain noncommittal. "They said they'd repeal Obamacare, and now they're not".

On Monday, a stream of moderate members came out against the bill, putting its prospects in serious doubt and leaving little room for further defections.

Support from moderates will likely be needed to get the 216 votes in the House of Representatives Republicans need for passage.

Trump told Fox News Channel that he would not set a deadline for the vote, and indicated he was open to improvements.

House Majority Leader McCarthy, R-California, agreed.

The list of undecided or opposed members includes incumbents used to tough reelection fights, like Rep. Carlos Curbelo of Florida, and members who represent districts that flipped to Clinton in 2016, like Rep. Ryan Costello of Pennsylvania. Berletta was previously undecided because he had concerns that people would defraud the system and apply for tax credits without the government checking social security numbers.

He's insisting that the bill will begin to fund Trump's promised border wall.

Trump briefly referenced the health care measure with remarks during a White House ceremony honoring the Air Force's football team, asking lawmakers in the audience how the bill was faring.

"The President can't do this", this Republican said.

Vice President Mike Pence is once again leading outreach efforts on the Hill.

Republicans left their weekly conference meeting Tuesday with no health-care vote on the schedule.

The endorsement of the House Freedom Caucus gives the Trump administration the second chance to redeem its campaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare before it collapses in ruins.

A senior Trump adviser said the White House counts them five votes short on the bill, which he said could drop to zero or grow to 15.

Reflecting this bipartisan support, the public favors pretty much any action to lower drug prices you can throw at them in a poll.

"I have no idea".

One hot-button issue remains covering patients with pre-existing conditions.

Supporters of the GOP legislation say it protects people with pre-existing conditions and that the exclusion would affect only a small proportion of them. And I mandate it.

On Trump's latest Tweets, McCain said: "I wish he'd think twice before tweeting".

It keeps an Obamacare clause requiring insurers to provide coverage to those with pre-existing conditions, however, it also allows insurers to charge higher rates to those same patients.

"Those who are planning to increase the cost of health care because of being a woman, having more health care needs than men, should consider those women their mother, their daughter, their sister, someone close to them, so they have it in their heart knowing 'wait, we can't do that". One more and the bill is doomed. So the objective of our bill is to get more choices to lower prices while preserving the protections for pre-existing conditions. They'd like to resurrect a revised version of the bill that collapsed in March and send it to the Senate before a weeklong House recess slated to begin this weekend. Horn says that of SHRM's 285,000 members, "I probably have just as many who would like to offer the comp time as those who would never want to pursue this option. It's not in its final form right now", he said during an Oval Office interview Monday with Bloomberg News. GOP leaders then tried to revive the failed legislation by making it quite a bit worse, gutting protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions.

The idea was to find a middle ground that would attract conservative Republicans who want to do away with as many ACA regulations as possible and centrist Republicans who worry about stripping vulnerable populations of the coverage they receive under the ACA. Not only is Marshfield a health care enterprise, it is also a major local employer.

Later in the afternoon, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer wasn't quite ready to put a timeline on whether or not it would happen soon.

Other moderate Republicans are less than enthused with questions over whether they support the bill.

That language was enough to lose a member of leadership on Tuesday: mainstream Republican Rep. Fred Upton.

"I've supported the practice of not allowing pre-existing illnesses to be discriminated against from the very get go", Upton said.