Key GOP Holdout Embraces Health Bill, Raising Hopes for a Vote
Bloomberg -------- A key GOP holdout on the party’s health-care bill said Wednesday that he would back the measure, saying he thinks the change may be enough to win passage in the House later this week. Representative Fred Upton of Michigan told reporters at the White House after a meeting with President Donald Trump that he’s ready to vote for the bill once a new amendment he helped devise is added that would boost funding for people with pre-existing conditions. "I think it is likely now to pass in the House," Upton said. Republican Representative Billy Long of Missouri, another holdout, also said he’s ready to back it. A White House official said Republicans are still two or three votes away from being able to guarantee passage, adding that the conservative House Freedom Caucus can accept the new amendment. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.