Some Republicans, along with conservative groups such as the American Enterprise Institute and the Heritage Foundation's lobbying arm, oppose the measure.
They told Trump administration officials - including the health secretary, Tom Price - that they wanted to see lower insurance costs for poorer, older Americans and an increase in funding for states with high populations of hard-to-insure people.
Obamacare expanded insurance to about 20 million Americans but the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said on Monday that 14 millionAmericans would lose medical insurance by next year under the Republican plan. "People are truly covered well, and I think it's going to be something that's going to be a model to be looked upon", said the President.
The GOP health care bill received a major boost Friday as critical Republicans who had been opposed pledged to support it after being offered changes to the legislation. GOP divisions also threaten the legislation in that chamber.
Rep. Andy Barr of Kentucky is also now on board after the changes promised at the White House meeting. Obamacare liberalized Medicaid's eligibility requirements and accompanied the expansion with larger subsidies for states that accepted the broader requirements.
Several Republicans have expressed deep reservations, putting the outcome of the vote in doubt.
Trump's comments came after a meeting with members of the Republican Study Committee, a caucus made up of about 170 more conservative lawmakers.
Of course, the GOP bill will need 216 voted in order to pass to the House.
"That's never healthy to let something sit out there too long because pretty soon you have a carcass left", he said.
A report out this week from the Congressional Budget Committee found that the bill would leave 24 million people without care over the next decade.
By making every American eligible for Medicare or a similar public option, he could fulfill his promise of "insurance for everyone" and probably end up with a system that fulfills his other promise to create a "far less expensive and far better" healthcare system. Collins' opposition leaves the bill short of the support it needs in the Senate unless it changes, since GOP leaders can only lose two votes.
On the sidelines are Republican governors like John Kasich in OH who support the mandates on Medicaid expansion and the growing numbers signing up for Obamacare.
Conservatives seemed unlikely to achieve their demands that the GOP bill's phase-out of Obama's Medicaid expansion - now 2020 - be accelerated to next year and that the credit be denied people with little or no tax liability.
"It provides nearly no new flexibility for states, does not ensure the resources necessary to make sure no one is left out and shifts significant new costs to states", the governors wrote in the letter.
"It provides nearly no new flexibility for states, does not ensure the resources necessary to make sure no one is left out, and shifts significant new costs to states", the letter - signed by Govs.
The key question is whether Trump is able to convince enough Republicans to toe the line and help pass the bill in the House, where Republicans can afford no more than 21 defections if all Democrats vote no, as expected.
Global benchmark Brent added nearly 0.1 per cent to $51.77 a barrel, and was headed for a 0.8 per cent weekly gain. Prices on benchmark 10-year Treasuries fell 8/32 to yield 2.531 percent, up from 2.504 percent late on Wednesday.
But without the necessary Government guarantees, we couldn't move on. "It does not look like we will find each other", he said. It was on the basis of their recommendation that the CGF board made its decision on Monday.
Trump has repeatedly emphasized that the US needs a tougher approach to trade that would put American workers and companies first. In addition, the ministers will consider the state of the global economy as well as measures for ensuring sustainable growth.
According to police, video shows 31-year-old Chiengkham Vilaysane walking with her two-year-old daughter behind her. Authorities are searching for a California woman accused of abandoning her two-year-old daughter at a supermarket.
But the worst weather-related problems were expected at airports serving New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Boston and Baltimore. Major U.S. airlines have cancelled thousands of flights across the Northeast in preparation for snow and whiteout conditions.
Another young player who simply wasn't given the right assurances by Jose Mourinho, it must kill Chelsea fans to watch Kevin De Bruyne consistently produce the goods for divisional rivals Manchester City .
The Netherlands has its own election this week, where politicians have also railed against the European Union and immigrants. The British government, meanwhile, has been cleared by parliament to formally begin the process of exiting the EU.
Peterson has been an unrestricted free agent since March 9 when Minnesota declined to exercise the 2017 option on his contract. One-dimensional for this day and age, Peterson is coming off a season lost to injury and likely seeking too much money.
Lukaku is said to be refusing to sign a new deal with Everton, with his current contract set to expire in 2019. Can we show more ambition, stronger team, more points? We have the same points now as last season.
But it's distractingly incongruous in Iron Fist , which follows a subdued, realistic aesthetic with very few comic book elements. The Iron Fist is a living weapon, just as in the comics; but crucially, he's a weapon forged to be used against the Hand.
Castillo's homer came in the second inning, when the Dominicans bunched six hits to score four runs off Ryan Dempster. Stroman's Dominican counterpart, Edinson Volquez , was not so good - though he got no help from his defense either.
Trump Says He and Merkel Have Wiretapping 'in Common'
I think we'll know in a couple of months. "We literally listed a litany of media reports that are in the public domain". When the topic moved to trade, Trump said the USA would do "fantastically well" in its trade relations with Germany.
Mount Etna caused reporter to be pelted by debris
Authorities said the four of those hurt had to be hospitalized, mostly for head injuries, but all were expected to recover. Morelle said the explosion was "a reminder of how unsafe [and] unpredictable volcanoes can be".
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For the eleven non-Opec countries that are pledged to cut 558 kb/d of production, there is, as yet, far less data visibility. However, Goldman Sachs disagrees, cautioning against assuming the OPEC deal will be rolled over for the rest of 2017.
McDonald's blames anti-Trump tweet on accessed account
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Month-old dies after sittter can't reach 911
Since November, the city of Dallas has reportedly been having problems with "ghost calls" overwhelming the 911 call center. The city said that there is no evidence so far that the delays in emergency response played any role in his death.
Hyundai recalls almost a million cars
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that the seatbelts in those vehicles might detach during collisions. If the seat belt linkage detaches from the anchor pretensioner in a collision, the risk of injury to the occupant is increased.
Fast food worker aides unconscious police officer
Soon after, the woman lost consciousness, her foot slipped from the brake, and her SUV began to roll down the drive-thru lane. Viloria is being hailed as a hero by his boss, Alex Menendez, who owns the McDonald's franchise where the incident occurred.
Overwatch's Orisa launching on March 21
Halt: Orisa launches a graviton charge which she can detonate, slowing nearby enemies and pulling them towards the explosion. Described in a new "behind the scenes" video as an Anchor Tank, her role will be a defensive one.
New list of 'Dirty Dozen' produce released
Each crop is scored and ranked based on six criteria, including the amount and variety of pesticides found. In a change from past year , potatoes and pears made the "Dirty Dozen" .