President Trump's administration is privately supporting an earlier rollback of ObamaCare's Medicaid expansion than what is outlined in GOP leadership's replacement healthcare plan, CNN reported Thursday.
A senior House conservative aide and two senior administration officials told the news source that the White House, while publicly supporting the American Health Care Act, is privately backing a call from conservatives to reverse the expansion before the bill's 2020 phase-out date.
According to the report, the administration is already urging several House Republican leaders to change the legislation for an earlier rollback.
Conservatives in the House and Senate have blasted the ObamaCare replacement plan for not going far enough in undoing the Affordable Care Act, but members of Congress and governors from states that expanded Medicaid under ObamaCare are concerned about people losing health insurance coverage.
A Republican congressional aide told CNN that the move to alter the rollback date would severely diminish the bill's chances of success in the Senate.