While Ryan works for votes, the White House is working on its sales pitch.
House Speaker Paul Ryan is acknowledging that Republicans will have to tweak the measure for it to win House passage.
'And we made certain changes, ' Trump continued. But it also backed a proposal by California GOP Rep. Tom McClintock to aim the measure's tax credits at "the population they are meant to serve".
The RSC also was told that states were given the option to receive block grant funding rather than per capita funding.
"President Trump has repeatedly said that this bill is not his bill, it is a preliminary first step and open for negotiations", Cotton said.
President Donald Trump used his barnstorming strategy on Wednesday to try to build momentum for his first legislative initiative, a healthcare overhaul, by holding a massive rally in Nashville, Tennessee, reminiscent of his campaign events.
Walker's endorsement is better viewed as a signal that much of the rank and file are prepared to vote for this bill, something that's prompted Republican leaders to tentatively schedule a floor vote for next Thursday.
All four states accepted federal money to expand Medicaid in the Affordable Care Act.
But keeping that promise has become a tough test of their Republican-controlled government.
The House bill would repeal major elements of former President Barack Obama's 2010 law.
"This president is getting deeply involved", Ryan said at a news briefing.
"We're a yes. We're excited to be there, " said Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., leader of the Republican Study Committee, a large group of conservatives.
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Without providing any substantive details, Trump said he was able to achieve commitments of support, and declared Obamacare 'dead'.
In six hours of debate Thursday, the Budget Committee defeated Democratic motions to ensure that no one would lose coverage under the plan and attempts to remove a portion of the bill that would defund Planned Parenthood over its abortion practice.
The American Health Care Act has been a controversial bill introduced to replace Obamacare, with many Republicans not caring for it, but now President Trump may be trying to bend a bit to satisfy. Dave Brat of Virginia, Gary J. Palmer of Alabama and Mark Sanford of SC - joined every Democrat in opposing the package.
Representative Charlie Dent, following a meeting of moderate Republicans with Pence, told reporters that speeding up the termination of the Medicaid expansion was a "non-starter". Not only was it presented hastily but it would also likely increase the number of people without coverage by 24 million, a Congressional Budget Office report released Monday shows.
Health secretary Tom Price was using phone calls to lobby Republican governors, some of whom oppose the bill's phasing out of Obama's expansion of Medicaid to 11 million lower-income Americans.
"I do not like the bill in its current form", he said.
Moderates are wary of Ryan's efforts to reel in more conservatives because some of those changes could make the measure even harder for them to support.
"You're looking at some of the top conservatives in the House", he said. Mostly noes, ' Trump said. Pence met repeatedly with House Republicans but rebels still abounded.
Failing to pass a bill while his party controls both the House and Senate would be a devastating blow to his party and the premise of his presidency - that he was a dealmaker the country needed.
House Republicans have introduced legislation to eliminate that requirement but, in turn, impose a 30 percent surcharge on individuals who drop or lose their health insurance for two months or more and then decide to repurchase a policy.
Three conservative GOP lawmakers voted against the measure. "At this particular point, I think it's incumbent upon us to realize that we have one boss, and that boss is back home, for me, in North Carolina".
"They won't have the votes unless they change it" further, said Meadows, who leads the House Freedom Caucus.