Saturday, March 11, 2017

Power struggle over ObamaCare repeal

The Hill by

-- Who will blink first?

House Republican leaders are in a standoff with conservatives over the Republican ObamaCare replacement bill rapidly moving to the House floor. Unless one side gives ground, the bill appears unable to pass.

Conservatives have a range of objections, and many of them are vowing to vote against the legislation unless substantial changes are made. Leadership is pushing back, saying that lawmakers will ultimately face a take-it-or-leave-it proposition with the bill.

The objecting conservatives are looking for help from President Trump, who they say is more willing to negotiate the bill than Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and the rest of House leadership.

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