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Trump budget chief: Spending bill must have money for border wall

21 April 2017, 08:33 | Gladys Abbott

Trump budget chief: Spending bill must have money for border wall

Trump budget chief: Spending bill must have money for border wall

The lawmakers hope to unveil their spending plan next week.

President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans who control Congress face their first major budget test next week, with the threat of a USA government shutdown potentially hinging on his proposed Mexican border wall as well as Obamacare funding. In theory, Democrats and Republicans could pass a very short-term stopgap spending bill, but a new GOP push to pass the AHCA, which repeals large parts of the Affordable Care Act, would not put Democrats in a very cooperative mood. The government directs the CSR payments to insurers who grant coverage to low-income people. He said that assuming the outline is translated into legislative text he backs and is added to the health care bill, he would now support the legislation and believes most of the Freedom Caucus' three dozen members would also back it. Republicans departed for recess unable to reach agreement on a replacement, but as they return to Washington next week some are holding out hopes for still reaching a deal.

States could request an exemption from the rule meant to ensure that people with pre-existing conditions could not be charged prohibitive premiums, but only if those states establish a high-risk insurance pool.

At the top of the list is so-called 'essential health benefits, ' a minimum standard of mandated benefits that conservatives believe drives up the cost of insurance. Unless, of course, your state happens to be participating in a high risk pool.

While the changes could win over some conservatives in the Freedom Caucus, aides expressed doubts it will win over a number of centrists, who are critical to getting a bill through the House in the face of unanimous opposition from Democrats.

The original bill ran aground last month after Freedom Caucus members pushed at the last minute to scale back or eliminate these protections, which they argue is the only way to lower premiums. Centrists were fleeing that bill as it moved toward a vote.

"There's no deal", said an aide to one moderate House GOP lawmaker.

Yet GOP lawmakers and aides to party leaders, conservatives and moderates alike were skeptical that the House would vote next week on the health legislation.

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Sources said the agreement has largely been between Meadows and MacArthur, and much of the rest of the GOP conference has not been involved in the talks.

"It doesn't actually address the concerns I have for the people I represent, the people of New York City", Donovan said.

"If [Democrats] tell us to pound sand, I think that's probably a disappointing indicator of where the next four years is going to go", Mulvaney said at an event on Thursday.

About 7 million people now qualify for the subsidies, which reduce the amount someone has to pay in deductibles and copayments when they buy a plan. Adding to the uncertainty, members told Independent Journal Review they still haven't seen text of the amended bill. The changes to the bill now being discussed - a weakening of insurer regulations that will have the most impact on people with pre-existing conditions - may make the AHCA worse in the eyes of many more moderate Republicans.

Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.), the chief deputy whip, called similar changes earlier this month a "bridge too far for our members". However, they cannot discriminate based on gender or age - older persons could still be charged up to five times more than young people, instead of the 3-to-1 ration in place now - or someone's health status.

The new request threatens to undermine weeks of negotiations between Republican leaders and Democrats in Congress to pass a stopgap spending bill to avoid a government shutdown.

Mr Ryan sent a mixed message about the bill's prospects in remarks on Wednesday to reporters in London. "It was reported there was a give-up", Trump said. "We're very close, and it's basically, make good on the promises that we made ..." "If they tell us, however, that they recognize that President Trump won an election, and he should get some of his priorities funded for that reason, elections have consequences, as folks who win always like to say".

"The Republican health care repeal bill was an unworkable, unpopular piece of garbage a month ago, and it still is today" he said.

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