A group of House moderates met with GOP leaders to discuss the health care overhaul bill, and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said the meeting yielded “a few” more people to voice their support for it.
House Republicans appear close to coalescing around an amendment to the conference’s health care bill that GOP leaders hope would win the support of 216 members.
Debate on health care reform will take a back seat to avoiding a government shutdown this week, even as a proposal from centrist Rep. Tom MacArthur has sparked a new round of talks.
Congress returns to D.C. this week after a two-week recess, and the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing reduction payments are a sticking point in negotiations to fund the government through the end of the fiscal year.
As President Donald Trump nears his 100th day in office without any significant legislative accomplishments, the White House is ramping up pressure on House GOP leaders to hold a vote this week on repealing the Affordable Care Act.
Despite pressure from the White House, Republicans leaders in the House are unlikely to hold a vote next week to repeal the Affordable Care Act since it remains unclear whether they can muster the 216 votes needed for passage, according to GOP congressional aides.
Senior White House advisers said President Donald Trump is supportive of expanding access to addiction treatment to help curb the opioid crisis.
Scott Gottlieb, President Donald Trump’s pick to head the FDA, served for more than a year on the board of a company that sells vaping products, presenting a potential conflict of interest if he’s confirmed.
More voters disapprove of House Speaker Paul Ryan’s job performance than President Donald Trump, a sign that he has shouldered much of the public blame for the collapse of the GOP’s health care plan.
The GOP’s ACA replacement plan would make it harder for low-income and older people to win medical malpractice lawsuits against defective drugs or devices.