They described the discussions on condition of anonymity.
Leaders of moderate and conservative U.S. House Republican factions are talking about how to revive the health-care bill that some of them helped bring down last week.
The GOP bill scared off many Republican lawmakers after the Congressional Budget Office projected there would be 24 million more uninsured people over a decade and a boost in out-of-pocket costs for many, especially poorer people and Americans nearing retirement age.
Hospital companies declined on the news.
How many? As of March 1, there were 237 Republicans and 193 Democrats in the House (along with five vacancies).
Senate Republicans and White House officials sounded ready to abandon efforts to repeal and replace the nation's health care law, at least for now, even as House Republicans _ and the president himself _ insisted Tuesday they were not ready to give up. "As soon as we figure it out and get the votes".
But McCarthy said nothing is now scheduled and didn't indicate how leadership would resolve divisions between the Freedom Caucus and moderates in the so-called Tuesday Group. "Lot of people are working".
Democrats oppose Gorsuch, say he rules against workers
Senate Republicans could be forced to use the "nuclear option" to kill the filibuster with a simple majority. Democrats failed to gather enough support and the Senate voted 72-25 to proceed to an up-or-down vote.
Members of the House Freedom Caucus, which Trump has blamed for the loss, said they would be open to finding a fix. She didn't have any updates on the timing on a future vote. There are no conservatives in the Democratic caucus, and they're looking forward to watching another Republican debacle over cutting taxes as well as the defeat of Judge Gorsuch. What's worse is that the federal government is essentially subsidizing the drop in health care coverage by removing individual mandates. "But he doesn't want to constrain himself to artificial deadlines like 'before recess'". Republican leadership would be wise to create a principled case for reform, negotiate with outlying members to secure votes and create a deadline for passage, such as the August recess.
"The Republicans have never once since they took authority back, the majority back, since 2010, have passed a fiscally necessary bill by themselves", he said. "I want to thank the President and the Speaker, they went all out to pass a repeal and replacement. Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated". The response has been very positive: for example, I made two calls myself in recent weeks, but my network has made more than 160 calls.
"I do think it will come up again, the question is when. The form will have to change some", said Representative Morgan Griffith of Virginia, adding that there remains a strong desire among conservative activists to undo the law. Because with Russian Federation trying to influence elections in Eastern Europe and Europe, around the globe I think we have a special responsibility given our capabilities to make sure we help our allies guard against this meddling by Russian Federation in their elections just like they tried to with our election.
He said failing to achieve meaningful change would hurt Republicans in 2018. "So it is absolutely crucial that every day we spend trying to separate fact from fiction and to find some intelligence thread that sends us to the factual side of all the names and all the places that you in this room have written about".
"You're going to have instability in the market otherwise", Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.), who leads the House Appropriations subcommittee on Labor and Health and Human Services, told reporters Monday, adding it would be hard for the subcommittee to fund them under its current allocation but they were still discussing it. Because we've all been promising, Democrat, Republican, we've all been promising that to the American people.
"We're approaching the Easter season", he said. "Some things rise from the dead".