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GOP Rep. Jim Jordan: House Bill Is 'Obamacare by a Different Form'

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By    |   Monday, 06 Mar 2017 10:50 PM

Not all House Republicans are satisfied with the GOP's bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, with one calling it "Obamacare by a different form."

Politico spoke with a handful of GOP lawmakers from the House chamber who feel the bill, dubbed the American Health Care Act, is too similar to the existing law.

"This is Obamacare by a different form," Rep. Jim Jordan, an Ohio Republican, told Politico. "They're still keeping the taxes in place and Medicaid expansion, and they're starting a new entitlement."

Jordan is the former chairman of the House Freedom Caucus.

Rep. Dave Brat of Virginia, a current Freedom Caucus member, told the website, "the bill maintains many of the federal features, including a new entitlement program as well as most of the insurance regulations."

House Republicans posted the bill online for viewing at ReadTheBill.gop.

Political reports that the Republican Study Committee, meanwhile, called the House GOP's healthcare bill "Republican welfare entitlement."

House Speaker Paul Ryan said his chamber's healthcare bill will help millions of Americans who are currently on the Obamacare platform.

"Working together, this unified Republican government will deliver relief and peace of mind to the millions of Americans suffering under Obamacare," Ryan said in a statement. "This will proceed through a transparent process of regular order in full view of the public."

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