The GOP is again nearing closer to an Obamacare repeal, sources say.
According to The Hill, Republican lawmakers are inching nearer to yet another bill which would repeal and replace Obamacare.
“A timeline to pass a healthcare bill this week always seemed optimistic, but White House aides had been pressing for the possibility in the hopes of giving Trump a significant legislative achievement before next Saturday – his 100th day in office.”
Last month, Paul Ryan’s healthcare bill deemed Obamacare Lite failed to even reach a vote, due to increased opposition from the House Freedom Caucus.
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) was at the forefront of the opposition to the legislation, and started gaining support for his own bill after the demise of Ryan’s. However, it is unclear what role Paul will have in this new Obamacare replacement bill nearing a vote, since it appears that Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-NJ) and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) are leading the negotiations.
MacArthur told The Hill, “It’s almost achieving what I want, but a few areas need to be tightened up.”