Published: Sun, April 02, 2017
Medicine | By Daryl Nelson

Hannity sides with Freedom Caucus over Trump on health care

Hannity sides with Freedom Caucus over Trump on health care

The White House and much of the Republican establishment have settled on a familiar scapegoat: the famously stubborn 30 or so members of the House Freedom Caucus. Why can't you just do this - well, because there's 800,000 people back home, and we represent them.

Their tactics on health care prompted yet another call for party unity this week from House Speaker Paul Ryan.

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Ah, as Mr. Trump might say, those were the days.

Another caucus member, Rep. Jim Jordan, said their demands are helpful to the president.

"It's deeply disappointing and disturbing", she added.

President Donald Trump trained his fire on members of his own party Thursday, declaring in the aftermath of the Republican's failed health care push that the conservative Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire GOP agenda. Trump said on Twitter. "Especially in a primary".

Meadows says the group will be more flexible in this debate than they were on health care. Tim Phillips, the president of Americans for Prosperity, reiterated their support for those lawmakers in an interview Thursday. If this Republican Congress allows the flawless to be the enemy of the good, I worry we'll push the president into working with Democrats.

Millions of Obamacare customers with incomes between 100 percent and 250 percent of poverty rely on the cost-sharing payments and - with repeal on hold for now - health plans are still required to reduce their out-of-pocket costs whether they're reimbursed or not.

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So to sort through what this means for Republicans and the president is NPR political editor Domenico Montanaro.

"It didn't take long for the swamp to drain @realDonaldTrump. Nearly everyone succumbs to the D.C. Establishment", the Michigan Republican, tweeted. "We're trying to help u succeed".

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"We all want to see President Trump succeed in every way".

They came up with a substantively indefensible bill, put it on an absurd fast track to passage, didn't seriously try to sell it to the public, fumbled their internal negotiations over changes - and suffered a stinging defeat months after establishing unified control of government. Operatives on both sides of the GOP ideological divide have their doubts. Also, he doesn't seem to be very good at counting votes, which is a clear requirement in the House speaker job description. But for all their reputed rigidity, most of the Freedom Caucus had accepted the inclusion in the Ryan bill of tax credits for people without access to Medicare, Medicaid, or employer-provided insurance - a policy that they had previously tended to oppose. "Republicans who stand in the way of fulfilling those promises ought to be concerned about their political future".

U.S. President Donald Trump may command the most powerful military on earth, convene or dismiss Congress at will, veto legislation and grant pardons as his mood moves him.

But the Freedom Caucus is a group that prides itself on maintaining ideological purity.

Ingraham, who is also editor of the conservative news website LifeZette, told Business Insider in an email that "the Freedom Caucus's input will end up making the ultimate healthcare repeal bill better, cost of healthcare more affordable".

"By the time we made a decision to do this, health care was well down the road", Bossie said.

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