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White House officials offer change to health care bill

Vice President Mike Pence was governor of Indiana when the highly successful Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 was introduced, and the architect of HIP 2.0, Seema Verma, was appointed by President Trump to be the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Also at Monday evening's meeting with conservatives were White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and budget director Mick Mulvaney. Repealing Obama's law has been a paramount GOP campaign promise that helped them grab control of the House that year, the Senate in 2014 and elected Donald Trump to the White House last November.

Trump's threat is confusing since, though there may be some strong disagreements with the Freedom Caucus on certain issues, he has no more ardent supporters for major proposals like eliminating regulations and generally reducing the size and scope of government. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.

Caucus chairman Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., said the group would make no decisions until it reviews the language but called Monday's session a "good meeting".

It said Scavino created an official account after he started working at the White House "to ensure compliance with the Hatch Act and he has taken the necessary steps to ensure there is a clear distinction between both Twitter accounts". That gives their members space to figure something out, but at least for the time being, it has also removed some of the biggest and most important players in the room.

After all, if Amash does face a strong, well-funded primary challenge from within the Republican Party, it won't be the first time.

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While repealing community rating would not technically allow insurers to deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions, experts say it could prevent many sick people from getting coverage by allowing insurers to charge exorbitant rates.

Under the White House proposal, states would be allowed to apply for federal waivers from several coverage requirements that President Barack Obama's 2010 health care law imposes on insurers. Paul even dubbed the bill "Obamacare Lite". About one-third of Gila County residents rely on AHCCCS for their health care coverage.

Trump said the decision to pull Republicans' new healthcare bill, the American Health Care Act, shortly before a planned vote was up to him and that it did not mean that a healthcare overhaul was dead. Critics of ObamaCare argue that consumers are stuck with a system that is forcing prices up, and reducing options.

On the Thursday prior, the president lashed out at group of House Republicans saying that "the Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don't get on the team, & fast", Trump tweeted on Thursday. At a minimum, the ACA might have included a government-run health-insurance program for which the country's whole population would have been eligible-the so-called "public option" that was removed from the bill after former Democratic Sen.

However, the president now seems to be listening to what Rand Paul wants to do. But one way or the other, I promised the people great healthcare. Now, it will be in one form or another.

The meeting with Paul is significant since it was no secret that the Kentucky senator had met earlier with House Freedom Caucus members to support their opposition to the Ryan-Trump bill, known as the American Health Care Act. Support from the Freedom Caucus is not enough for Republicans to pass this bill, however-assuming Democrats continue to oppose the healthcare replacement bill, they'll need moderate Republicans to sign off on this bill, too. But he added that he might still deal with the Democrats, if necessary.

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