The House GOP’s healthcare bill is collapsing as Republicans scramble to fix their healthcare bill that was rushed through a chamber of Congress in March.
The House GOP is now negotiating with Democrats over how much it can include in its $1.7 trillion healthcare bill, with a possible deal that would include the controversial House GOP health care plan.
While the bill still has to be approved by the Senate, Republicans and Democrats are negotiating on a deal that could allow them to add additional protections for individuals and businesses, according to a person familiar with the talks.
The Senate is expected to take up the bill early next week.
The Senate GOP’s latest attempt to pass the $1 trillion bill was derailed last week when conservatives in the House began voting to strip the party’s plan of key provisions, including protections for preexisting conditions.
Those protections include protections against insurers denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions.
The Congressional Budget Office says the GOP plan would leave 11 million more Americans without health insurance and cause premiums to rise by about 15% in 2025 and by as much as 28% in 2026.
Democrats have long argued that the House GOP bill does not provide sufficient coverage for the vast majority of Americans.