House Speaker Ryan: Republicans ‘close’ to Obamacare-repeal compromise
Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) this week says establishment Republicans and members of the House Freedom Caucus are one step closer to a deal on a new Obama-repeal bill.
Lawmakers are “negotiating finishing touches” on a compromise, Ryan told the London think tank Policy Exchange during an overseas trip Wednesday.
“We have a system that is in dire need of reform,” Ryan said, referring to Obamacare.
Since lawmakers adjourned for recess nearly two weeks ago, talks have been continuing among conservatives and centrists to let states opt out of some Obamacare insurer mandates. Conservatives in the House Freedom Caucus want states to be able to opt out of requirements for insurers to provide essential health benefits and abide by price controls that prevent them from charging sick people more.
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