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Sunday, 19 March 2017 17:15

Top Hill Republicans meet with Bannon on ObamaCare replacement, sources say

Written by  Fox News

Top congressional Republicans who have expressed skepticism about the House GOP’s ObamaCare replacement plan, met this weekend with key White House figures as part of President Trump’s effort to pass and sign the legislation.

North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows and Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, met Saturday at Trump’s south Florida club, Mar-a-Lago, with White House strategist Steven Bannon and other administration staffers, sources told Fox News Sunday.

The sources said the meeting was focused on health care, particularly about crafting a bill that will pass in the Senate and accomplish the goal of lowering insurance premiums for Americans.

The current bill, crafted by the House GOP leadership, could get a final vote in the lower chamber as early as Thursday. However, a number of Republican senators have expressed concerns about the legislation, with Cruz telling CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday that he would not support the bill as it stood.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., told “Fox News Sunday” that the bill is still being refined but he’s confident about getting the minimum 218 votes. However, he’ll need help from the roughly 30-member, conservative House Freedom Cause, led by Meadows, R-N.C.

Meadows, Lee and Cruz all spoke last week at a Tea Party-style rally on Capitol Hill, at which they tried to create momentum to completely repeal and replace ObamaCare, amid the argument that the GOP plan is “ObamaCare lite.

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Will the Byrd Rule stop the entire repeal? That's what democrats will try to use. As it stands this bill is said to raise premiums. I'd like to see them look at Rand Paul's plan - very simple and does everything promised.

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Take care of all the senior citizens and det it passed,

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I'm kinda under the impression that Bannon's part is to be the one man alinsky wrecking ball. To counterstrike the ridiculous false narratives and hyper-appalled story lines of the alinsky loons...
They are actually very easy to figure out, as their bs is always the same blueprint. Usually, repeating the truths as often as they parrot their incessant lies that never, ever seem to add up with even a slight bit of math can do wonders.
Truth is the mortal enemy of the leftist scum..

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Ditto Author..Choice and competition in the private sector. It should mirror Auto insurance..The high risk persons pay more...low risk pay less. Govt. is always incompetent, over budget and 50 shades of corrupt.

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Our government does not belong in this insurance business. Repeal it and don't let it occur again. We just have worthless representatives in Congress who have never read the Constitution. We need to get back to where we once were as a Republic. That is why I post frequently that we must pray to our lord Jesus Christ to get us back to being a Constitutional Republic. Only thru the Lord's assistance we will ever achieve this goal in our lives. Please join in and thanks. Art LeBeau, Villa Ridge, MO (Christian & Conservative)

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The government should repeal Obamacare & get out of the healthcare business completely.

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