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"You're looking at some of the top conservatives in the House", Rep.

"Unless we gave it massive subsidies, it's not going to be there", he said.

"About half of what Texas hospitals get from Medicaid today comes through payments that are outside from the regular Medicaid program", she says, which adds up to $4 billion in federal funds every year.

GOP Rep. John Katko, from a closely divided district in upstate NY, said late Friday he opposed the measure.

The truth is younger participants would probably not participate, and seniors could not afford to participate in the later years of the bill, which means at least 14 million non-participants in the first allay, and in the later years nearly double. Just one-quarter of House Republicans ever served in the majority with a Republican president, meaning the vast majority of their members have spent their congressional careers focused exclusively on blocking a Democratic administration's agenda and fighting their own leadership. The CBO's current director, Kevin Hall, was appointed by Republicans in 2015.

Republican leaders hoped unified control of Washington would unite the party around years of campaign promises to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, cut taxes and slash regulations.

The latest government sign-up numbers missed Obama's target of 13.8 million people for 2017.

The Republican proposal to overhaul health care in the United States could cause as many as 24 million people to lose their coverage over the next nine years, the Congressional Budget Office said.

Senator Bernie Sanders, who ran for president in 2016 as a Democrat, said it was "cowardly" for Republicans to proceed with a healthcare bill without CBO estimates, telling CBS' Face the Nation show: "This is a disgrace".

The House Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act has been handled like a state secret, and now we know why.

This could have been in response to a recent CBO report that came out last week, which found 52 million people would be uninsured by 2026 if the GOP bill became law.

A report from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that Americans at retirement age living on $15,000 annual incomes could lose almost $5,900 in tax credits per year tp help pay for coverage under the proposed health plan. Experts said the figures undercut Republican claims that the health law's insurance markets are teetering toward collapse. However, it also says 24 million people would lose health coverage in that same period.

Conservatives want to end Obama's expansion of Medicaid to 11 million additional low-income people next year, not 2020 as the Republican bill proposes.

Proponents of the plan, led by House Speaker Paul Ryan have argued that the total number of people covered is the wrong way to measure the law's impact.

Although the current health-care system is far from ideal, Polacheck said, this plan - which could get a vote as early as next week - would make health care less secure and less affordable.

Trump is meeting with Republican lawmakers at the White House Friday morning.

"It's going to be a huge rush - an inducement to drag in as many people as they can drag in, because the more they can drag in, the more federal dollars they can get", he says.

In what seemed like conflicting signals, Price said Friday that President Donald Trump "is very supportive" of the legislation, even though Trump himself has recently called the existing bill "very preliminary".

"We believe strongly, strongly, that the plan we put together is so much better than the one that's there now", Price said.


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