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>> And how's healthcare coming, folks? How's it doing? All right, we're moving along? I think it's time now, right?>> President Trump in front of a group of lawmakers Tuesday pressing House Republicans to once again set a vote to repeal and replace Obamacare. The White House has been pressuring GOP members to push ahead with a reworked bill, but a groups of moderates in the house, steadfast in it's opposition to the new legislation.
Which now appeases hardline conservatives who blocked the first bill because it didn't go far enough to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. Republican congressman Fred Upton, an influential voice on health care, joining the chorus of resistance. Saying he cannot support a bill that, quote, torpedoes protections for people with pre-existing conditions.
Healthcare reporter Yasmeen Abutaleb.>> They're worried in this compromised version that it erodes protections for people with pre-existing conditions, that insurers can charge them a lot more. That in some states, certain health benefits won't have to be covered like maternity care, or prescription drugs. And they're worried that too many people are gonna lose their Medicaid coverage and not have an affordable place to buy insurance instead.
>> Trump insisting the bill would protect coverage of people who are already battling illness.>> So I'm not hearing you, Mr. President, say there's a guarantee of pre-existing conditions.>> We actually have a clause that guarantees.>> What we know is in the bill right now is an option for states to opt out of charging people with pre-existing conditions and healthy people the same.
And that by enabling states to do that, premiums for healthy people would be lower. So there's some confusion over whether there is a new version of the bill that we just haven't seen. Whether he's making a demand that we haven't heard of, or if there was a misunderstand of what's actually in the bill.
>> One thing's clear, Congressional leaders still have their work cut out for them before they can try again for a vote to get rid of Obamacare.>> House will be in order.