Thursday, March 23, 2017

32 Republicans voting no on GOP ObamaCare repeal bill

President Trump met with members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus on Thursday, but the two sides were unable to get a deal that would allow the lawmakers to support the ObamaCare repeal-and-replace legislation, hours before an expected vote.

House GOP leaders appear to be short of the 215 votes they need to pass their bill.

GOP leaders are working to shore up conservative votes, and have focused on winning over the Freedom Caucus by eliminating "essential health benefits" that insurers must include in their plans. By eliminating the benefits, conservatives say premium costs would drop ....