Trump says has won over skeptical Republicans Obamacare overhaul

President Donald Trump, who supports the House Republican health care plan, said in his February 28 joint address to Congress that the federal government should "give our great state governors the resources and flexibility they need with Medicaid to make sure no one is left out".

Cotton is warning House Republicans against voting for the bill, cautioning that it could die in the Senate and cause political pain for all its supporters, and threatening to withhold his own vote unless it becomes more to his liking.

House Republican vote counters have only now started putting together their war charts, but the initial math doesn't look great.

"It is mortally wounded, I don't know if it's died yet", he told NBC's "Today" Wednesday when asked whether the bill that House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) presented this month is "dead on arrival".

"We're working hand in glove with the White House", Ryan said.

The bill, which Trump said he backs "100 percent", faces a crunch vote next week in the House of Representatives.

Public posturing by conservatives and moderates in Ryan's party is leaving little middle ground for compromise, and it's unclear whether modest revisions will be enough to secure passage of the measure.

Nintendo Switch: 4 things to know
Up until now, Nintendo and The Pokemon Company have not yet released any official detail about the imminent "Pokemon Stars" game. Jailbreaking, the ability to have root access to a device beyond developer intentions, is now achievable on the Nintendo Switch.

"The Daily Show" played a clip from back in 2009, when the Wisconsin Republican said, "We really have a problem with the direction of these bills and we have offered principled alternative bills".

Republicans remain deeply divided over their USA healthcare overhaul, Trump's first major legislative initiative and one that aims to make good on his campaign pledge to repeal and replace the healthcare plan put in place by his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama.

The modified bill includes additional restrictions to Medicaid.

Some have said they want a quicker end to Obamacare's expansion of Medicaid, while others are concerned about insurance costs for consumers.

In a report this week that prompted many GOP lawmakers to emerge as opponents, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said the legislation would leave 24 million people uninsured in a decade, including 14 million next year, and boost out-of-pocket costs for many.

'The Speaker said this a minute ago, he didn't say the specifics of it, but he said that some tweaks will be made to the tax credits and probably that's the older - old geezers like me that are 55 and up, ' Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) said, The Hill reported.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday stepped up his fight for support on Republicans' plan to dismantle Obamacare, wooing some conservative lawmakers at the White House while legislation advanced toward a possible vote in the House of Representatives next week.

England still sweating on Farrell's fitness
May loses out to Nowell, Ben Youngs is restored at scrum-half in place of Danny Care and Jonathan Joseph is preferred to Ben Te'o at outside centre.

Meanwhile, moderates in the same party feel the tax credits are too stingy, especially for low earners and older people. The legislation also faces a hard path in the Senate.

Republicans are on the fence when it comes to Medicaid.

They are pushing for such changes as moving up the bill's 2020 freeze on Medicaid enrollment expansion to 2018.

"Anything that can get 218 votes and make the bill better, we're all about it", Rep.

Heller joined three other GOP senators in opposing the bill: Susan Collins of Maine, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mike Lee of Utah.

The bill would enfeeble Obama's individual mandate - the requirement that Americans buy coverage - by abolishing the tax fine on violators.

Obamacare's high premiums and forcing of healthcare coverage was horrific to Republican members of Congress.

Throwback Thursday: The greatest DeSean Jackson moment of all time
Jackson has said he'll take the best offer he gets; however, quarterback quality also will be a factor in his final decision. Bleacher Report's Jason Cole tweeted on Wednesday that Jackson's average salary is expected to be over $11 million per year.

The 2017 government sign-up numbers missed Obama's target of 13.8 million people. The rally was organized by FreedomWorks, a conservative group backed by the billionaire Koch brothers. Experts said the figures undercut Republican claims that the health law's insurance markets are teetering toward collapse.

Related news