"President Trump said this is one big, fat negotiation".
So Ryan's reform has slowed, even with President Trump backing it. Ryan appears to know that, and - unless we're missing some serious behind-the-scenes negotiating on the president's part - is publicly wishing it so by offering a reality to Trump that the president could slide into.
Mostly because of this drop in Medicaid spending, this plan would reduce the federal deficit, but at about $340 billion over 10 years, not enough to warrant the pain of fewer people covered and those in greatest need paying more or going without.
The analysis released last week by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said that the House Republican plan would provide less assistance to older, low-income Americans than Obamacare while allowing insurers to charge older customers up to five times more than younger consumers.
Trump calls the House legislation "a great plan" and says there will be "bidding by insurance companies like you've never seen before".
RISE - an organization committed to "empowering Americans to monitor and take action in response to the Trump Administration" - is planning to protest the event. "And that's one of the things we're looking at for that person in their 50s and 60s because they experience higher health care costs", the Wisconsin Republican said.More news: Ahmad Ahmad Elected As New CAF President
The GOP bill as now written offers a fixed tax credit for low- and middle-income Americans that rises by age.
It was a bold admission from Trump, who repeatedly promised during the 2016 Election that he would simultaneously repeal and replace Obamacare, while ensuring coverage for every American that would be better and more affordable.
Like the Freedom Caucus, centrist Republicans, too, have been skeptical about the legislation rolled out last week by House GOP leaders.
The reconciliation process would allow the bill to bypass the 60-vote threshold required for the replacement component and instead pass with a simple majority. "You have to stop them". Susan Collins of Maine, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mike Lee of Utah in opposing the legislation, while other Republicans, including Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Ted Cruz of Texas, have expressed deep misgivings. "But before I can do that - I would have loved to have put it first, I'll be honest - there is one more very important thing that we have to do: We are going to repeal and replace the terrible, disastrous Obamacare".
Price said that would "place vulnerable people at risk".