The AHCA has more lives than a serial killer in a horror movie franchise.
The House Freedom Caucus has an agreement to make the bill worse by allowing states to completely opt out of guarantee issue and essential health benefits.
Steven Dennis of Bloomberg has a good fast analysis of the changes:
Most of the House Freedom Caucus is most likely on board with this bill. That reduces the firm no’s that are not in the HFC down to about 20. The No’s from March need to hear from you again. The unknowns and the shaky yeses need to hear from you.
They also need to be reminded of the following:
— Swing Left (@swingleft) April 25, 2017
There is a minimal blocking coalition of Republican representatives who sit in seats that voted for them and Hillary Clinton. Time to remind them that they can’t survive an electorate that is nine points more Democratic in 2018 than it was in 2016. They know that, but let’s remind them.
So time to call Congress again.
I am convinced that any Republican only health care bill will either pass by 3 votes or fail by at least 15 votes.