Republicans’ health-care bill looks like it has enough votes to pass the House

House Republicans seemed close to finalizing a health-care reform bill, about a month after they had to pull a similar bill from consideration for lack of support. It seems likely that the bill, the latest version of the American Health Care Act, has the votes to pass.

With the bill’s latest changes, states would be able to opt out of the ACA’s requirement that insurers charge customers the same amount regardless of their pre-existing conditions. States could also opt out of regulations constraining how much companies can charge older people versus younger ones and requiring insurance plans to offer a set of “essential health benefits.”

The hard-line conservative House Freedom Caucus leaders endorsed the new legislation, eliminating a significant barrier Republican leadership faced last time around. And moderates are beginning to come around as well.

Assuming no Democrats support the measure, Republicans could lose no more than 22 votes to pass the bill and send it to a much tougher test in the Senate.

Below is a list of Republicans who had opposed, remained silent on or switched to supporting the latest version of the legislation. Click on a lawmaker’s name to learn more about their position.

Members of the far-right House Freedom Caucus are bolded.

Switched to “yes” 31

Members who were previously undecided or leaning against the bill who now support it.

Dave Brat Va.
Ken Buck Colo.
Warren Davidson Ohio
Scott DesJarlais Tenn.
Trent Franks Ariz.
Louie Gohmert Tex.
Paul A. Gosar Ariz.
Jim Jordan Ohio
Raúl R. Labrador Idaho
Mark Meadows N.C.
Mark Sanford S.C.
Greg Walden Ore.
Randy Weber Tex.

Sources: Lawmaker statements and news reports. Published May 2, 2017.

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