Despite the efforts of Trump and GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan to ram thru their version of a Repeal/Replace program to scrap the Affordable Healthcare Bill aka Obamacare?
Conservative Republicans joining Democrats think they have the votes to stop the bill’s passage…
In doing so they would be stalling Trump’s start in office even further than his inability to get a No Enter Ban up and running after two tries….
For Paul Ryan?
He would be in the same place his processor John Boehner was in…
Stalled by the rightwingnuts of his OWN party….
THIS is NOT what Republicans thought was gonna happen after winning Congress and the White House in November…
Members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus said Monday night that they are confident they have enough votes to defeat the GOP’s ObamaCare replacement bill unless substantial changes are made.
The statements escalate a showdown with House GOP leaders ahead of a vote on Thursday, given that Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), the chairman of the Freedom Caucus, says he has been told that no more changes to the bill are coming after Monday night.
“I’m confident that we still have enough concerns that a vote of 216 votes in the House would not happen today,” Meadows told reporters leaving a meeting of the Freedom Caucus, referring to the number of votes needed to pass the measure. He said he has done a whip count of his members, and while he would not share the exact total, he indicated it is more than the 22 votes needed to sink the measure.
Meadows noted that some changes will be released Monday night, but his understanding of them is that they are not enough to bring the Freedom Caucus on board.
Asked if conservatives are then prepared to vote the bill down on the floor on Thursday, Meadows still expressed hope that some solution could be worked out….
The chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus says the negotiations on the ObamaCare repeal plan are “over” but predicts the legislation won’t pass the House.
House Republican leaders are planning on releasing an amendment to the healthcare plan Monday night, but Meadows said he has seen the changes and that they are not enough to sway votes.
“There are some small tweaks that are good tweaks, but there’s not substantial changes in the manager’s amendment that would make anybody be more compelled to vote for this,” Meadows said.
“I don’t think that the bill will pass without substantial changes.”
The 40-member Freedom Caucus will not take a formal stance against the bill, but Meadows said he’s confident that there are enough “no” votes within his caucus to prevent the measure from passing.
Leadership can only afford 21 GOP defections and still pass the bill on a floor vote Thursday, if Democrats stay united against it.
Meadows and other conservatives want a full repeal of ObamaCare’s insurer mandates and requirements…
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