Republicans divided on repeal of Affordable Care Act

"The repeal bill ought to be a repeal", Paul said Thursday, as he declared about a replacement plan House Republicans presented to GOP senators at a closed-door meeting the previous afternoon.

"The House is going to send something over, and you either take it or leave it", Mr. Paul told CNN of leadership's approach.

"I don't think this is the way the American process should work", the Kentucky Republican told a group of reporters.

Speaking outside the room, Paul told reporters in comments carried by The Hill: "We want to see the bill".

Representatives from Texas Republican Kevin Brady to New York Democrat Paul Tonko went on a hunt to find and read the bill but sadly found themselves empty handed, staring into empty rooms where the bill was supposed to be but wasn't.

Veteran financial guru and former Ronald Reagan adviser Larry Kudlow urged congressional Republicans to resist squandering their "phenomenal opportunity" to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act during a recent interview on "The Laura Ingraham Show".

"Committees write bills. That's what they are now working on", one House Republican aide told Politico "It's only their part of the bill, and there's another committee with jurisdiction, too". They said Congress should fulfill their repeal promise to voters by reviving a 2015 effort that gained widespread consensus, before debating replacements separately. But the real conservative angst involves the other end of the income spectrum, where people without income-tax liability would be given "refundable" tax credits - i.e., a check from the IRS. In the Republican plan, according to the leaked draft, people under 30 would receive $2,000, while people over 60 would get $4,000. Take Rand Paul for instance.

When the committee met on the bill Thursday, Republican Sen. Sen. On Thursday, House Republicans refused to allow Republican Sen.

"It would also shift costs to consumers, increasing their costs by an average of $1,380 per year.The impact would be particularly severe for older people ages 55 to 64, whose costs would increase by $5,118 per year", Spiro said.

Sengenberger asked Gardner if he had been "MIA" for protesters who want to besiege him at town halls in Colorado, as they've done with other senators across the country.

Where's the Republicans' embryonic health care bill? Acknowledging this, Meadows said some lawmakers are looking at seeding the accounts of the working poor with federal funds to help them to pay for coverage. "We are continuing to work on drafting and refining legislative language to provide relief from a failing law". They say they have no problem steamrolling conservatives by daring them to vote against an Obamacare repeal that their constituents have demanded for years.

But Trump's continued popularity on the right puts these conservatives in a tough spot. should the president more fully embrace the emerging House plan.