Mar 17, 2017

Trump bends key House Republicans on Obamacare replacement

Evan Vucci / AP

After a meeting with several GOP House lawmakers, including members of the Republican Study Committee, President Trump said "every single person in this room is now a yes" on the House health care bill.

Amendments to be added, per a source with direct knowledge:

  • Option for states to receive a Medicaid block grant
  • Option for Medicaid work requirements for able-bodied people
  • Prevention of non-expansion states from expanding Medicaid during the expansion phaseout

Trump said he himself is "100%" behind the bill.

Two sources with direct knowledge of the meeting said every person in the bill committed to vote for the bill after the White House, leadership and the RSC agreed on amendments.

Members present, per a pool report:

  • Robert Aderholt
  • Andy Barr
  • Jim Banks
  • Marsha Blackburn
  • Blake Farenthold
  • Mia Love
  • Barry Loudermilk
  • Patrick McHenry
  • Gary Palmer
  • John Ratcliffe
  • Steve Scalise
  • Mark Walker
  • Bruce Westerman
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