Trump May Throw Goodies Into O’Care Repeal Bill To Appease Conservatives

United States President Donald J. Trump gestures after disembarking Marine One walking on the South Lawn towards the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 05 March 2017. Trump returned to Washington ... United States President Donald J. Trump gestures after disembarking Marine One walking on the South Lawn towards the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 05 March 2017. Trump returned to Washington from a weekend at his Palm Beach. Florida, Mar-a-Lago club. Credit: Erik S. Lesser / Pool via CNP Photo by: Erik S. Lesser/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images MORE LESS
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President Donald Trump is considering accommodating changes to the House leadership bill to repeal and replace Obamacare that are favored by its conservative opponents, Politico reported Monday night, citing two unnamed administration officials.

“I think the changes that the conservatives want are more and more likely,” one administration official told Politico.

The changes could include moving up the date to roll back Medicaid from 2020 to 2018 or moving up other changes to the insurance marketplace from 2020 to 2018, according to the report. Whatever tweaks are decided on would be offered as an amendment to the legislation in the House Rules Committee.

Many conservatives have come out against the bill that House Republican leadership unveiled last week, expressing concern about the delay in rolling back Medicaid expansion and about tax credits offered through the plan. Any amendment under consideration by Trump could bring those conservatives on board, but then may prevent moderate Republicans in the Senate from voting for the legislation.

Politico also reported that the White House has reached out to conservative groups concerned about the bill and “promised flexibility,” citing “sources familiar with the matter.”

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  1. Goodies? It’s a swamp thing, y’all… Fill the swamp with goodies…

  2. So, let me get this straight, “throwing out goodies” makes the bill worse and even more draconian.

    So, then, in order to please the mob, moving up the date of a prisoner’s execution and changing it from firing squad to being burned at the stake would likewise be “a throwing of goodies??”

  3. Conservatives want to kill you. Their supporters are the people we’re supposed to “reach out” to. I guess a Louisville Slugger does add a little reach, I’ll go with that.

  4. [quote]
    The changes could include moving up the date to roll back Medicaid from 2020 to 2018 or moving up other changes to the insurance marketplace from 2020 to 2018, according to the report. [/quote]

    You know, I really fucking hope they do this. 100% of the House is up for re-election. This brings the effects from “someday” to “holy crap, it’s gonna hit me right now.”

    2018 is gonna be quite a year.

  5. Ahah, it’s not “conservative” enough ? That’s the problem? Good thinking, right there !

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