The Tide is Turning

Friday, March 10th, 2017 and is filed under Blog, Uncategorized

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There is a substantial Budget Committee hurdle for leadership right now in attempting to ram Ryancare through.

We now know that some of the more moderate members, Congressmen Jim Renacci, Jason Smith and John Faso, have a problem with there being no CBO score.
And if they have an issue, there are potentially others.
Second, we believe several House Freedom Caucus Members should be a given “No” in committee. These are Congressmen Mark Sanford, Dave Brat, and Gary Palmer. If you count, for sure, just those three, you just need 2 more to stop this in committee.
Then we have Congressman Glenn Grothman (we know he really hates Medicaid), Congressman Tom McClintock (has made some strong public statements), and Congressman Bruce Westerman (as a State House member, he raged against Medicaid).
Third are the unknown freshman, who were sent to DC “drain the swamp,”  not replace Obamacare with RyanCare.
Of these, we feel Congressmen Matt Gaetz and Jodey Arrington are two likely pick-ups.
Can the opposition get to 5 “No” votes in committee against Ryancare?
We are feeling more confident by the hour.