The conservative House Freedom Caucus announced their support for the newly revised House GOP plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. In order for the Freedom Caucus to endorse legislation, its rules call for 80% of members to agree. Conservative groups Club for Growth, FreedomWorks, and Heritage Action gave their approval to the new bill as well.
Republican leaders in the House received a boost to their attempts to repeal and replace Obamacare on Wednesday as the Freedom Caucus, an influential bloc of conservatives, announced its support for a revised plan.
The group of more than 30 lawmakers said it would support a new version of the bill, called the American Health Care Act. The revision includes an amendment crafted by Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, R-N.C., and Tuesday Group Co-chairman Tom MacArthur, R-N.J.
“The MacArthur amendment will grant states the ability to repeal cost-driving aspects of Obamacare left in place under the original [American Health Care Act],” the Freedom Caucus said in a statement. “While the revised version still does not fully repeal Obamacare, we are prepared to support it to keep our promise to the American people to lower health care costs.”
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