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>> you wrote about the legislation this week. care is af obama poison pill, gop warns democrats. why the gop leaders decide to bring this up at this time? what are they concerned about? with the republican concerns, largely, republicans are wary to bolster the affordable care act. this is at least $400 million. putting it into the aca markets. that is something the republicans have long opposed. they don't want to keep putting
money into this. they don't want to support the aca. they have had a decade of opposition to this. the official line from democratic leadership is these bills saved the federal government money. so they have a natural fit. thisically, for democrats, is a win. republicans don't get free votes on track pricing bills. >> democratic leadership held a
rally and a news conference ahead of the house floor debate. what are some of the key amendments he will be looking for? and some of the members we should be watching for and what they say on the house floor during debate? republicans, people like michael burgess and greg walden have really led the opposition here. a lot of their amendments will be focused on splitting these bills off from the aca bills. representative rochester has one. it is about studying the effects of what the administration has those. focused,those are very particularly that one. out what theure trump administration, what the effects of rolling back aca
funds have done to enrollment. >> president trump has talked a lot and tweeted a lot about drug pricing. what you said the white house is officially threatened to beato this. on houses slated to vote thursday. this could give republican some cover. what are some of the concerns of the trump administration. share the same concerns that republicans have. they are not going to bolster the affordable care act. they have said, we've support the drug pricing measures here.
but not the aca measures. that is something we will not support. we want to separate these issues. >> any indication that there will be republicans voting for this legislation? since it is a package of bills, with the senate take up any portion of it? theca bills that have hit floor this year have seen very small republican support. these are people who have in the itt supported some of these is a pretty small number. i think it will be a big task to see how many republicans
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