Ryan: more help for older people needed in GOP health bill

Henrietta Brewer
March 19, 2017

Of those who said they were opposed to the Republican plan, the American Health Care Act, 67% said it was because the bill "makes too many changes to Obamacare" and 21% said they didn't support the plan because it "doesn't make enough changes to Obamacare". "Passing this bill will begin the process of rolling back Obamacare, enacting free market reforms and improving health care for all Americans".

"Since the start of this Congress, Republicans' first and foremost priority has been to repeal and replace Obamacare", he said in a statement.

"I'm very impressed with how the president is helping us close this bill", Mr. Ryan said.


"The roll out and the way it was rolled out was not indicative of an open process", Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, R-N.C., said of the Obamacare replacement plan.

Those two changes have risen to the top of options that House Republicans are discussing to change their bill as they try to round up 216 GOP votes. Obama rejected that effort to repeal his namesake law.

"We are working on this together", he said.


People were split on the stability of the current health care system.

"President Trump personally assured me that he is 100 percent behind this bill and views its passage as a critical priority", said Banks. However, the orientation of his health care proposal is a far cry from Jesus, who proclaimed, "Just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me" (Matt. 25.40).

"I believe many of my concerns will be addressed by the time the AHCA reaches the House floor, and I am sure it will be a viable solution to ensure affordable and accessible health care coverage for Americans".


"We're walking away from that kind of government-mandated structure", the congressman said. Only 34% of people said they supported that plan. "(We're) giving freedom to choose to people".

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