With leaders hoping to move the measure through the House next week so the
"This has never been a take it or leave it," said Press Secretary
It would also provide age-based tax credits instead of the subsidies geared to income in Obama's statute, end that law's expansion of
On Monday, the
"I plan to vote NO" on the
The budget office report also said the measure would reduce federal deficits by
Those findings further energized
"Of course you can have savings if you cut off millions of people from access to health care," said House Minority Leader
Pence and Price discussed the legislation over lunch with
Senate Majority Leader
Even so, criticism cascaded from both ends of the
Citing the bill's projected increase in uninsured people, Rep.
Conservatives continued complaining the Republican measure doesn't fully repeal Obama's law, as they and Trump promised in last fall's election campaigns. Their demands include voiding the law's requirement that policies cover 10 specified benefits like mental health services, which they say drives up consumers' costs.
"Ultimately it will be
"It'd be nice to add it to the House bill, but if necessary it'd be in the
This story has been corrected to show Trump called top