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>> A new Republican healthcare plan circulating Friday, suggesting Republicans will make another run at repealing and replacing Obamacare as early as next week when congress returns to Washington. But Reuters health reporter, Yasmeen Abutaleb, says, it's still too early to say the new plan will have any better chance of success than the last one.
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>> This is a cycle that's played out a couple of times now. The Republicans say they're closer to a health care deal that they've added another amendment that would give states more flexibility to opt out of some of Obamacare's regulations like more conservative members want, but would also still preserve largely the most popular parts of Obamacare like the ban on discriminating against preexisting conditions.
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>> The amendment to the original bill created by Congressman Tom MacArthur, a moderate Republican from New Jersey.>> The amendment proposals allowing states to apply for waivers, which are allowed right now under Obamacare when it comes to Medicaid. But these waivers would let them go even further, it would allow them to opt out some of the Obamacare's most stringent regulations like providing certain essential health benefits.
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>> Like Arthur, work out the details with Mark Meadows, the leader of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, widely blamed for the failure of the previous GOP attempt. That plan spearheaded by House Speaker Paul Ryan and backed by President Trump, collapsed minutes before a planned vote in late March.
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Doomed by divisions between the Freedom Caucus, who thought the plan was too similar to Obama's, and moderants who worried it would leave too many of the poor unprotected. Trump continues to say the party is making progress towards a compromise.>> This is a continuation, and the plan gets better, and better, and better, and it's gotten really really good.
00:01:48
>> Trump's 100-day marker is at the end of next week, and they wanna show that they're making progress on a really big legislative promise, but now it's looking like that's less possible, there's still a budget bill that they have to pass next week. So it just seems like too much to do in a short amount of time.
00:02:04
>> Thank you, everybody.