GOP house leader to announce changes to their ObamaCare replacement bill


House Republican leaders are expected to have changes to their ObamaCare replacement bill Monday night, part of an effort to secure the GOP rank-and-file support before a final vote as early as Thursday, multiple sources tell Fox News.

What are the expected changes will be, remains unclear. But House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Sunday, to Refine his team to continue the measure.

“We’re still having discussions with our members,” the Wisconsin Republican told “Fox News Sunday.” “We make fine-tuning improvements in order to reflect the invoice, to consider the people to reflect, people are improved.”

Ryan suggested that these changes are associated with increasing tax credits for low-income and the elderly, and allow to impose on the States a work requirement for non-disabled Medicaid recipients, and a fixed block grant for Medicaid.

The changes could be the governors, not the Federal government, the authority to end Medicaid expansion in their States, and to amend the requirements for Medicaid.

The changes are expected to be codified in a so-called manager’s amendment, the house Republicans will probably add to the final bill that the rules Committee will review, Wednesday, prior to the final vote.

Ryan expressed confidence Sunday about getting the necessary 218 votes to send the bill, the American Health Care Act, the GOP-controlled Senate. But whether he can reach that mark remains unclear.

Texas GOP Rep. Kevin Brady, the Chairman of the house ways and means Committee, said some of the changes are “technology” and “policy” related and will “further strengthen the bill.”

House Republicans are expected to have an updated cost and economic impact analysis from the Congressional Budget Office.

Fox News’ Chad Pergram contributed to this report.



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