Trump trying to reach health care deal

Trump trying to reach health care deal

President Donald Trump and other Republican leaders are trying their best to win over House conservatives for their ObamaCare replacement bill ahead of a crucial vote on Thursday.

At press time on Wednesday, it appeared that the Republicans lacked the votes required to replace ObamaCare, but late-breaking developments indicate that a deal could be possible.

A commitment from Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Ky. who serves as Senate majority leader, also brought key conservative Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on board.

Conservative leaders have been demanding some change in healthcare rules that would mandate what health insurance plans must cover under a new law. They have been arguing that it is essential to trim down healthcare premiums.

Announcing that he would vote against the proposed bill, Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) said, “I believe this bill, in its current form, will lead to the loss of coverage and make insurance unaffordable for too many Americans, particularly for low-to-moderate income and older individuals.”

It is still uncertain that Trump’s deal would be sufficient to win over the Freedom Caucus members. However, it is possible that the White House could add or amend language on the essential healthcare benefits directly to the bill.


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