President Donald Trump continues to hit back at his own administration’s efforts to repeal and replace his failed health care plan, as the House is expected to vote on a measure to repeal it.
Trump tweeted Tuesday that “many” of the House GOP’s GOP defectors are pushing for a health care overhaul that could result in millions losing their coverage.
But he didn’t mention Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-N.J., who has repeatedly said he’s not opposed to repealing the Affordable Care Act.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R, said he has yet to see any evidence that MacArthur, who has said he is “ready” to vote for the bill, is willing to support a bill that doesn’t cover millions of people.
“I haven’t seen any evidence of that, and I’m not going to speculate on that,” Ryan said on NBC’s “Today” show Tuesday.
“I’m going to let you make your own informed assessment.”
Republicans on Capitol Hill on Monday unveiled a new health care proposal that would leave some people with preexisting conditions covered, while offering more generous subsidies to help people afford coverage.
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R., have said they are ready to pass the bill.
The House GOP plan would eliminate or partially repeal the ACA’s Medicaid expansion, the federal program for low-income Americans.
It would expand subsidies to purchase private insurance for lower-income people and also allow states to waive a requirement that all individuals purchase coverage.
The proposal would also expand subsidies for people with pre-existing conditions.