In the midst of all of this acrimony, Paul remained optimistic that a compromise could still be forged between the White House and conservatives in Congress who want to repeal ObamaCare, and replace it with a system with more characteristics of a free market. After each White House visit, these Republicans returned to the Capitol proclaiming that, deep down, the president was on their side in opposing key portions of a draft that had been assembled by House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.). And if we don't get the.Freedom Caucus there that would be fine.
The health care issue generated friction between Trump and some conservative Republicans. The caucus chairman, Rep. Mike Meadows (R-NC) said GOP lawmakers would see the text of a new health care bill within 24 hours.
Covering pre-existing conditions and young adults on their parents' insurance would stay, but not everyone likes that. Rand Paul, who was a critic of the proposal.
After flat lining less than two weeks ago, the Republican health plan may be coming back to life.
Trump has attacked the Freedom Caucus for its stance, calling out several of its members on Twitter.
"This is an enormous, significant defeat, but I don't think the war on the ACA is over yet", said Gerald Kominski, PhD, director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. "We did talk about some health care reform. We are going to have great health care in this country".
A new proposal from the White House and GOP leaders to revive ObamaCare repeal is facing pushback from centrist Republicans who were already wary of the legislation.
A poll by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation flashed a warning for the White House, showing that 3 in 4 Americans want the Trump administration to make Obama's law work.
Frustrated with their failure to repeal Obamacare, and wary of facing voters over spring recess, House Republicans are embarking on another push to salvage President Donald Trump's promise to replace the Affordable Care Act. "House Freedom Caucus members held the line, and the data show that is precisely what their constituents wanted", Wilson wrote in an analysis.
"Hypothetically if you repealed [the regulations] at the federal level it would have no impact in NY because of state law", Faso said. It will be a repeal and replace of Obamacare which is the deal that is being negotiated now.
I say we let Obamacare implode, let the premiums rise, the insurance companies pull out, and wait until the Democrat's cheeks turn red, and pass a real bill when the political pressure is high enough that it would pass. Paul Ryan and President Trump are wasting our time with this healthcare debacle, and they need to cut the garbage and do something else for now. And the facts remain the same.
The president even took the step of threatening primary challenges to members of the House Freedom Caucus; members said they won't be intimidated.
The White House's comments Sunday providing some details about the President's game with Paul and Mulvaney came in contrast to its previous reluctance to discuss Trump's time at his properties and on the golf course specifically.