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J. Denny Weaver: Ryan's health care bill reveals his values

J. Denny Weaver: Ryan's health care bill reveals his values

"We feel very good where we are", the Wisconsin Republican said on "Fox News Sunday".

Ryan defined the group as people in their 50s and 60s who typically face higher health care costs than those in their 20s or 30s.

Dear Editor: Since resistance has grown and it will certainly be amended, it is not necessary to debate too many details of the Trump-Ryan health care plan that Paul Ryan presented recently.

The USA Today reported that US President Donald Trump is getting deeply involved to bridge the gap in the current American Health Care Act to make it easier for him to push the new US health care bill through the House of Congress. "Every single person sitting in this room is now a yes", the president said as he met with members of the Republican Study Committee, most of whom already supported the bill.

Meanwhile, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price acknowledged the White House is open to the proposed changes for older Americans and Medicaid.

Still, several conservative Republicans in the Senate worry for low-income Americans losing their insurance once the new United States health care bill is legislated.


The Congressional Budget Office predicted this week about 24 million fewer Americans would be insured under the Republican healthcare plan by 2026 largely by eliminating the individual mandate and curbing Medicaid growth.

Ryan at one point said that his party faced the "binary choice" of backing the GOP replacement plan that he and his lieutenants crafted or sticking with an Obamacare health insurance system that was fast collapsing of its own weight and driving up premiums for millions of Americans.

While Republicans have largely panned the CBO report as an incomplete analysis, the concern for older Americans has seemed to stick.

Among the other changes Ryan says are under consideration are allowing states to impose a work requirement for Medicaid recipients and allowing states to accept a block grant for Medicaid.

Ryan said Republican leaders still plan to bring the healthcare bill to a vote on the House of Representatives floor on Thursday. "We're making fine-tuning improvements to the bill to reflect people's concerns, to reflect people's improvements".


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