The GOP’s latest plan to kill Obamacare could hurt the fight against opioid addiction just as it shows signs of progress.
Trump wants the money included in spending legislation that Congress must pass by Friday to keep the federal government operating through Sept. 30.
The new effort doesn’t address the problems that killed the earlier version.
As the GOP pursues tax reform and spending cuts, divisions within the party threaten its ambitious agenda—and Ryan’s power.
GOP leaders had planned a vote on the measure after Trump cut off negotiations with Republicans who had balked at the plan.
The delay marks a setback for President Donald Trump, who campaigned on a promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
Members of the House Freedom Caucus, a conservative Republican faction, said they had been negotiating possible concessions from the White House.
Trump told fellow Republicans in the House of Representatives they would face "political problems" for opposing the bill that takes apart Obamacare and partially replaces it.
Some conservatives have criticized the bill since Republican House leadership unveiled it earlier this month, dubbing it “Obamacare Lite."
The “negotiation begins” now, the Kentucky Republican says.
Republicans are divided over the plan, with Senate moderates concerned it goes too far and House conservatives saying it does not go far enough.
Trump's first major legislative initiative still faces an uphill battle in the House and later the Senate.
The CBO, a nonpartisan congressional agency, forecast on Monday the plan would increase the number of Americans without health insurance by 24 million.
The Trump administration defended the proposed healthcare overhaul, saying it will offer consumers more choices than Obamacare.
The CBO report forecast 14 million more people would be uninsured in 2018, 24 million more in 2026 if the plan being considered were adopted.
The people who suffered under Obamacare are on the losing end of the deal—again.
The Kentucky senator reintroduced legislation that Republicans put on former President Obama’s desk last year.
House Republicans have revealed their long-awaited replacement for Obamacare. Here, a health care economics expert offers a tour of the new legislation.