Trump meets with conservatives on AHCA: 5 things to know

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Two days after House Republicans unveiled their American Health Care Act, representatives from conservative groups that oppose the legislation met with President Donald Trump, The Washington Post reports.

Here are five things to know from the meeting.

1. Groups represented at the meeting reportedly include Club for Growth, the Heritage Foundation, Heritage Action for America, Americans for Prosperity, Tea Party Patriots and FreedomWorks.

2. During the meeting, President Trump and members of his team appeared open to several proposed changes to the AHCA, including moving up the timeline for Medicaid changes, attendees told The Washington Post. As currently drafted, the Republican healthcare bill calls for Medicaid expansion to remain in effect through Jan. 1, 2020. The federal government would then limit Medicaid funding. Conservative groups propose moving that timeline up to 2018 instead of 2020, according to the report.

3. The administration also appeared open to possibly moving the timeline up to 2018 instead of 2020 in regards to part of the legislation proposing insurers receive "more freedom in the types of coverage they can offer Americans," according to the report, which cites remarks from a meeting attendee.

4. Additionally, meeting attendees told The Washington Post President Trump and members of his team appeared open to the idea of lifting the cap on how much money people can contribute to tax-exempt savings accounts.

5. While President Trump and members of his team appeared willing to consider some proposed changes, they did not appear open to changing part of the AHCA that would restructure Americans' tax credits to purchase insurance, according to the report.

 

 

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