House Freedom Caucus chairman: We will work with Trump on healthcare plan

House Freedom Caucus chairman: We will work with Trump on healthcare plan
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Rep. Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsRep. Amash stokes talk of campaign against Trump Rep. Amash stokes talk of campaign against Trump House Oversight votes to hold Barr, Ross in contempt MORE (R-N.C.), chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, on Sunday said its members are willing to work with President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump defends Stephanopolous interview Trump defends Stephanopolous interview Buttigieg on offers of foreign intel: 'Just call the FBI' MORE on the GOP healthcare bills recently proposed by House Republicans.

“I think what we’ll see at the end of the day are modifications to the Ryan bill that is out there right now,” Meadows said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

The House GOP unveiled two measures last week to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

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The legislation has been met with mixed reviews, with conservative members opposing the measures and calling for a clean repeal of ObamaCare.

President Trump has endorsed the plan and White House press secretary Sean Spicer has said he believes it will pass through Congress.

Meadows on Sunday reiterated his questioning of whether or not the GOP proposal will lower premiums.

The GOP plan, which would create a tax credit system to incentivize individuals to purchase insurance, would eliminate some elements of ObamaCare while keeping others in place. The new plan would dismantle ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion and get rid of the individual mandate requiring people purchase insurance or pay a fine to the government. However, the new plan would keep ObamaCare’s protections for those with pre-existing conditions, preventing insurance providers from denying coverage.

The House Freedom Caucus said last week that the new legislation does not have enough votes to pass through the House.