Paul Ryan confident GOP's health overhaul will pass this week

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Meanwhile, a key conservative senator said White House officials were continuing to negotiate through the weekend on even more dramatic revisions to the bill in hopes of winning over hard-liners who have threatened to tank the legislation. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) and House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) - that they agree with some of their demands in principle, according to several sources familiar with the discussions.

One beneficiary of GOP's tax bill: President Trump.

Lawmakers plan to have the healthcare legislation on the House floor this Thursday, Ryan said. That's kind of a big problem from Trump, and any Republican who has to look forward to running for re-election in next year with a president whose legitimacy is in serious question. Here is the central prize: "If we lower premiums, and hopefully lower them a lot, that is a victory for the American people". Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price also said regulatory changes in particular could increase competition in markets.

Asked about the likelihood of passage, Ryan said, "I feel very good about it, actually".

Under Obamacare, insurers can charge only three times more.

The changes Trump is agreeing to from the House aren't going to help those Republican senators reconcile themselves to the bill. They also complain that the GOP bill's tax credits create an overly generous benefit the federal government can not afford. Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., wrote on Twitter on Monday that he couldn't recall a more "universally detested piece of legislation" than the GOP's health care bill.

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The GOP bill as now written offers a fixed tax credit for low- and middle-income Americans that rises by age. Senior writer Ann Brenoff wrote in The Huffington Post that the AHCA kicks premiums up for elderly Americans, puts nursing homes in a shaky position for those needing it the most, takes away the mandate for companies to offer health insurance, and puts the option of early retirement for Americans in doubt. That, according to the CBO estimate, leads to substantial cost savings that - together with cuts to Medicaid - allow the GOP plan to eliminate almost all of the taxes imposed under the ACA. "If the bill were brought to the floor today, it would fail to get enough votes".

"We believe we should have even more assistance. You have to stop them".

"We're still having conversations with our members", Ryan said.

While the Russian Federation shadow over the Trump regime gets a lot bigger and a lot darker, the popular vote loser himself is investing his tarnished political capital in getting Trumpcare out of the House this week.

Part of the confidence stems from President Donald Trump's involvement in "helping us close this bill", Ryan said.

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