There was widespread dissatisfaction with the GOP plan from House and Senate lawmakers — conservative and moderate — after the CBO estimated that 24 million fewer people would have health insurance a decade from now under the bill.
Following President Trump’s meeting with House GOP leaders, press secretary Sean Spicer said Trump supports the bill’s plans to roll back Medicaid expansion, which conservatives had hoped to make happen sooner.
The opposition marked the latest round of setbacks to the controversial plan that has also dawn fire from conservatives and moderate Republican senators.
Mar 8, 2017
Sean Sullivan covers national politics. Prior to joining The Washington Post in the summer of 2012, Sean was the editor of Hotline On Call, National Journal Hotline’s politics blog. He has also worked for NHK Japan Public Broadcasting and ABC News. Sean is a graduate of Hamilton College, where he received a degree in philosophy. He lives in Washington.