Earlier today, President Trump attended a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill to convince House Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The vote will be held this Thursday.
During the meeting, President Trump told legislators that many would lose their seats next year if they didn’t repeal Obamacare. He wasn’t threatening, but was “just giving us a pretty clear warning,” according to Representative Richard Hudson.
Over the past couple of days, House leaders have revised their own health care bill. The changes include shifting Medicaid costs from counties to the state government, adding a work requirement for certain able-bodied Medicaid recipients, and allowing states to choose “a lump-sum block grant” to source Medicaid.
Still, some Republicans will not vote for the Republican-backed bill, citing that the bill does not make health care more affordable and accessible.
Will the health care bill pass on Thursday? And if so, will the Republican bill transition smoothly?