"They have yet another agreement in principle, but no final legislative language", the member told CNN.
According to CNBC, a Freedom Caucus source said the changes would bring 18 to 20 members of the group who were originally against the AHCA over to a "yes" vote on the bill. "We have a good chance of getting it soon, I'd like to say next week, but it will be - I believe we will get it, and whether it's next week or shortly thereafter".
"Republicans are trying to say their amendment will cover people with pre-existing conditions―because, first, the legislation still claims those people can't be denied coverage, and second, because there will be high-risk pools for those people if insurance costs dramatically go up for them", the Huffington Post article states. Unless, of course, your state happens to be participating in a high risk pool.
The GOP health-care bill as it stands would instead allow states to spell out essential health benefits.
The White House and House Republicans pulled legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare last month after failing to garner enough support for passage.
The aide also told Business Insider that a strategy call scheduled for Saturday is typical procedure coming back from a recess. "We have no idea if this nets us votes or can pass the Byrd Rule", a reference to whether the current bill would be eligible to pass via reconciliation, which would only need a simple majority to pass in the Senate, as oppose to needing to clear 60-vote threshold.
"I know that our team has continued to work with members of the House in particular to see if there's a way forward", Spicer said. "I don't get it". The concessions also might not be enough for some conservatives, who have expressed issue with Republicans establishing an advance refundable tax credit to help pay for insurance.
Tax experts say the proposal's future depends on whether the White House backs it. President Donald Trump, who dislikes the term "border adjustment", said on Tuesday his tax reform plan would create "a level playing field" for USA industry - a phrase widely viewed as referring to some kind of border tax. "When every time they modify the bill or amend it, they have to make sure they don't lose votes that they had already".
States also must prove, according to the document published by Politico, that "the objective of the requested waiver is to reduce premium costs, increase the number of persons with health care coverage, or advance another benefit to the public interest in the state, including the guarantee of coverage for persons with preexisting medical conditions". They've put off voting on their promised tax overhaul until after they take another whack at repealing and replacing Obamacare. Others might find themselves more on their own at that point.
Still, Speaker Paul RyanPaul RyanObamaCare replacement deal hits major speed bumps Poll: Dems have enthusiasm edge for 2018 Speaker Ryan must step up for Puerto Rico MORE (R-Wis.) said Wednesday that Republicans are putting the "finishing touches" on their repeal-and-replace bill.
Stephen Moore says it's time to stop worrying about whether tax cuts will add to budget deficits. "If it moves a little past August and still lands in this year, it's going to be an incredible achievement".
"The best thing we can do, politically speaking, is let Obamacare explode", Trump said in the Oval Office last month.