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House Speaker Ryan admits he has even more changes for Trump/Ryancare Bill to get votes…

He KNOWS he’s in trouble …..

He’s fighting the CBO call that the plan will CUT healthcare insurance for tens of millions of Americans making the plan hard for a LOT of Republicans in the House and Senate to vote for and run for re-election next year….

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Sunday he’s seeking changes to the Republican health care bill to provide more assistance to 50-and-60-year-olds.

“We believe we should have even more assistance — 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 told Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.”

Ryan’s comments came in the wake of a Congressional Budget Office analysis showing older people could pay higher premiums under the GOP bill. Ryan expressed skepticism about the CBO analysis, but said his leadership team is still looking at more ways to help older people under the new plan.

“The CBO looked at a little piece of the issue, when we know the secretary of HHS will help bring market freedom and regulatory relief to the insurance markets to dramatically lower the price of the plan for the 50-and-60 year olds,” Ryan said. “But even with that, we think, we should be offering more assistance than what the bill currently does.”….

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GOP Speaker Ryan has a CBO Problem….

GOP House  SpeakerRyan has problems with Conservative Republicans, Democrats, Senate Republicans and Democrats, and Centrist Republicans in his own House….

House Republican leaders plunged into damage control mode Monday after a brutal budgetary assessment of their Obamacare replacement threatened to upend Senate GOP support and armed their critics on the left.

Speaker Paul Ryan’s team quickly pinpointed rosier elements of the report by the Congressional Budget Office, from cost savings to lower premiums. But the bottom line — that the number of uninsured Americans would climb by 24 million within a decade — threatened to upend the GOP leadership’s fragile efforts to unite congressional Republicans around the plan.

“Can’t sugarcoat it. Doesn’t look good,” said Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.). “The CBO score was, shall we say, an eye-popper.”

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas sought to distance the Senate from the House bill, saying “we expect to do better” than the results that CBO showed.

“The House is going to continue to work on the bill to try and build support for it. But until they do, there’s not much for the Senate to do,” Cornyn said. Asked about conservative predictions this bill can’t pass the Senate, he said: “It’s premature to talk about that.”

That’s to say nothing of centrists spooked by the CBO results. Though conservatives have been the most vocally resistant to the plan so far, the new figures underscore the danger that moderate Republicans who hail from states that embraced Obamacare’s massive Medicaid expansion face if they support the bill. This contingent of House Republicans has been mostly muted about the bill so far and has been viewed by leadership allies as likely to fall in line.

The CBO score is a new obstacle for Republicans hoping to coalesce around a health care vision…..

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