What the expected changes will be remains unclear. But House Speaker Paul Ryan said Sunday that his team continues to refine the measure.
“We are still having conversations with our members,” the Wisconsin Republican told “Fox News Sunday.” “We are making fine-tuning improvements to the bill to reflect people's concerns, to reflect people's improvements.”
Ryan suggested those changes will be related to increasing tax credits for lower-income and older people and allowing states to impose a work requirement for able-bodied Medicaid recipients and to accept a fixed block grant for Medicaid.
The changes could give governors, not the federal government, the authority to end Medicaid expansion in their states and to change the work requirements on Medicaid.
The changes are expected to be codified in a so-called manager’s amendment, which House Republicans will presumably attach to the final bill that the Rules Committee will review Wednesday, before the final vote.
Ryan expressed confidence Sunday about getting the requisite 218 votes to send the bill, the American Health Care Act, to the GOP-controlled Senate.Read more at FoxNews