Trump emphatically stated that "Obamacare is dead". Despite Trump's backing, a slew of conservative advocacy groups are criticizing the effort and running ads against Ryan and other Republicans who support the plan. "That's not going to happen with us". "We always do", he said.
Even so, the tally underscored the challenge Republican leaders face in trying to round up votes for the measure.
President Trump said Friday that he successfully wooed 13 members of the RSC at a White House meeting on the proposal's support.
Republicans, Garin added, "lost the argument over repealing before replacing, and now the substance of their bill poses too many threats to too many people".
Two tax increases in Obamacare that targeted wealthy households are eliminated under the new GOP plan: a 3.8 percent tax on investment income for households earning more than $250,000 annually, and a 0.9 percent payroll tax hike on individuals earning more than $200,000 and households earning more than $250,000. "I think between now and the final (bill) there could be several changes".
The House Budget Committee has voted to advance the troubled Republican health care bill. He told the Associated Press: "Republicans need to come up with a plan that actually makes insurance affordable, or work with Democrats to improve the Affordable Care Act".
After a White House meeting between President Donald Trump and around a dozen House Republicans and late night telephone talks, a leader of one group of House conservatives said he and others were now backing the legislation.
"Trumpcare would be a nightmare for the American people", Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY said at a news conference at the Capitol with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California.
He said Republicans were living in a "fantasy land" if they believed that young people never get sick or that Medicaid budgets can be slashed by $338 billion without reducing coverage. If leadership chooses to further delay ending the Medicaid expansion, droves of conservatives who are on board right now could choose to vote against the bill.
The GOP plan would dramatically transform Medicaid, the government-provided health insurance program for poorer Americans.
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"While this legislation is far from ideal and not the Obamacare replacement plan I had hoped to support, it is a substantial improvement from the mandates, burdens and failures of Obamacare".
House Republicans will hold a policy conference on Friday to discuss the changes, Roe said. Thirty-one states have enlarged their Medicaid rolls under the law.
The CBO estimated that 14 million more people would be uninsured next year under the legislation than under the current arrangement - a figure expected to rise to 24 million by 2026.
Representative Charlie Dent, following a meeting of moderate Republicans with Pence, told reporters that speeding up the termination of the Medicaid expansion was a "non-starter". It also foreshadows problems the party is likely to continue to confront as it struggles to win over skeptics - especially if the bill goes over to the Senate.
The Republican proposal is a budget reconciliation bill - an infrequently used budgetary tool that requires only 51 votes to pass in the Senate and can't be filibustered.
'We will arbitrate, get together, and get something done, ' Trump said.
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham told NBC's "Today" show: "It is mortally wounded".
House Speaker Paul Ryan has acknowledged as much in public.
A libertarian, Paul posted an op-ed on the Breitbart News website later on Wednesday calling Ryan's plan "Obamacare Lite" and suggesting smashing it to "smithereens". They have dubbed the bill "Obamacare Lite", saying it doesn't fully repeal the Affordable Care Act and installs a new but similar system of tax credits that they deride as a new entitlement.