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Politics White House pitches health bill to skeptical U.S. governors

19:20  15 july  2017
19:20  15 july  2017 Source:   ap.org

White House analysis of health bill seeks to discredit CBO

  White House analysis of health bill seeks to discredit CBO The White House on Wednesday released its own internal analysis of the Senate's ObamaCare repeal and replace bill in an attempt to push back against the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) findings.In a statement, the White House said the CBO estimates about the Better Care Reconciliation Act's (BCRA) Medicaid impact "should be discounted because of the large errors made by the agency in estimating the toll of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Trump administration is struggling to get support from skeptical U . S . governors for a revised health care bill before the Malloy added that a few Republican governors did ask questions. Others said they raised their concerns to the White House in one-on-one meetings.

The Trump administration is struggling to get support from skeptical U . S . governors for a revised health care bill before the U . S . Senate. Others said they raised their concerns to the White House in one-on-one meetings. Wisconsin Republican Gov.

Montana Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock addresses a news conference on Friday in Providence, R.I., during the National Governors Association meeting to talk about concerns with the Senate health bill. © Stephan Savoia Montana Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock addresses a news conference on Friday in Providence, R.I., during the National Governors Association meeting to talk about concerns with the Senate health bill. PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Trump administration is trying to get support from skeptical U.S. governors for a revised health care bill before the U.S. Senate.

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma made their pitch Saturday morning during a closed-door meeting of the bipartisan National Governors Association.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, says the mood was "tense" and "there are a lot of Republican governors who apparently have a neck problem, because they were all looking down."

Vice President Mike Pence also addressed the governors at the Rhode Island conference on Friday and met several of them privately.

Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker says he talked with Pence but declined to say if he supports the bill.

Old Truth Trips Up G.O.P.: A Benefit Is Hard to Retract .
As millions of Americans have become insured under what is known as Obamacare, the health law has become more popular, even with Republican governors. Sign Up For the Morning Briefing NewsletterIn red states where Mr. Obama and Democrats remain highly unpopular, the law’s reach into American lives could not be denied.

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