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GOP Updated on Healthcare, Trump Tweets 'Obamacare Is in a Death Spiral'

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By    |   Monday, 24 Apr 2017 04:05 PM

President Donald Trump sent out a tweet on Monday emphasizing the importance of Congress passing legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare.

The continued pressure to pass a modified version of the bill that House leaders pulled from the floor last month comes despite GOP lawmakers telling The Wall Street Journal that the need for Congress to avert a government shutdown this Friday is likely to push the debate over the healthcare bill to the back burner.

The American Health Care Act was pulled from a vote because the GOP believed it did not have the votes to pass.

"The priority for most of us is to get a funding bill done by the end of the day Friday," Alabama Rep. Bradley Byrne said after House Republicans held a conference call over the weekend to discuss the week's strategy.

However, Axios reported that House Republicans have been updated on Monday about the the newest compromise by Reps. Tom MacArthur and Mark Meadows to enable the GOP health care bill to progress.

Among the proposal is that states could get waivers from two Obamacare insurance regulations: the "essential health benefits" and the rule that older adults can't be charged more than three times as much as younger ones. In addition, states could also obtain a waiver from the rule that people can't be charged more for pre-existing conditions, but only if the state has another method of taking care of sick people.

The Wall Street Journal reported that although some congressmen in the House Freedom Caucus who doomed the first GOP attempt on a healthcare bill have warmed to the initial compromise proposal, they also say it is too early to give it their backing and that there must be plenty of time to review the changes.

Following Monday's update, Republicans still said they needed to check later this week if the compromises had their desired effect.

The negotiations over avoiding the government shutdown have also been complicated in recent days after the Trump administration added new demands regarding the funding of the wall on the Mexican border, CNBC reported.

Democrats have also been trying to include in the bill funding to reimburse Obamacare insurers.

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