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>> It begins as of now and we think we're gonna have tremendous success.>> Still basking in the glow of a well received speech to Congress, President Donald Trump huddling with Republican House and Senate leaders Wednesday to flesh out his agenda.>> We're just here to start the process.
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>> The most urgent issue showing progress on a plan to replace Obamacare after they repeal it. The recent wave of raucous town hall meetings in support of Obamacare still ringing in their ears. Trump taking a key step in Tuesday's speech aligning himself for the first time with House Speaker, Paul Ryan's healthcare plan.
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>> Reforms that expand choice, increase access, lower cost, and at the same time provide better healthcare.>> Most notably his idea of offering tax credits to make health insurance more affordable. Rather than the subsidies at the heart of Obamacare. The Republican plan would tie tax credits to a person's age, not income so everyone would be eligible.
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But Republicans in the House Freedom Caucus, led by Congressman Mark Meadows, are vehemently against it. Healthcare correspondent Yasmeen Abutaleb.>> Some Conservatives have said they're not gonna support any healthcare proposal that includes tax credits. They call it another entitlement program. And have said they won't vote for anything that includes them.
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>> Republicans also at odds on how to handle Medicaid.>> Medicaid was expanded in more than 30 states under Obamacare. Some Republican governors, including John Kasich of Ohio, have said that any replacement or repair of the bill has to maintain coverage for people who gained insurance, but they haven't come up with a way to do that.
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>> Also missing from the picture and from Wednesday's meeting with Trump, the Democrats. While Trump's more inclusive tone Tuesday drew praise they remained incensed over his divisive immigration order and are in no mood to play ball.>> Some have said that there could be fixes but in general, Democrats are strongly opposed to repealing or tinkering with the law too much.
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>> Before Trump took office, GOP lawmakers had predicted Obamacare might be gone in his first 100 days. Now many wonder whether it can be accomplished before the next elections in 2018.