House Republicans have an updated bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare, and The Hill has a new whip list.
The updated bill includes an amendment that would allow states to opt out of key ObamaCare rules, including on minimum coverage requirements and allowing insurers to charge more based on individuals’ health.
Those changes are designed to win over conservatives, and the new legislation has been backed by the House Freedom Caucus and outside groups including the Club for Growth and FreedomWorks.
The question is whether GOP centrists can back it.
A mix of centrists and conservatives objected to the earlier ObamaCare bill, forcing GOP leaders to call off a planned vote.
No Democrats are expected to vote for the measure, meaning Republicans can only afford 22 defections.
And they kept an updated list of “No’s”, which just hit the 22 mark.
Rep. Mark Amodei (Nev.) — Amodei told ABC on Thursday he is still a no.
Rep. Andy Biggs (Ariz.) — “The MacArthur amendment is an effort to make the AHCA better, but it does not meet my constituents’ threshold for repeal,” the Freedom Caucus member said. Biggs was a no on the first bill.
Rep. Mike Coffman (Colo.) — Coffman told Politico he is currently a no.
Rep. Barbara Comstock (Va.) — The centrist Republican told The Hill she is still a no. Comstock is one of Democrats’ top targets in 2018.
Rep. Ryan Costello (Pa.) — Costello told reporters Thursday he was a no.
Rep. Jeff Denham (Calif.) — Denham told The Hill he was a no on Wednesday.
Rep. Charlie Dent (Pa.) — The co-chairman of the centrist Tuesday Group is still a no.
Rep. Dan Donovan (N.Y.) — The freshman lawmaker told The Hill on Wednesday he still plans to vote no.
Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.) — A centrist, Fitzpatrick is still a no.
Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (Wash.) — Herrera Beutler, a member of the Tuesday Group, is a no, CNN reported.
Rep. Walter Jones (N.C.) — Jones, who has bucked GOP leaders on a number of occasions, is still a no.
Rep. John Katko (N.Y.) — Katko is still a no. “To me, it doesn’t move the needle enough,” he told Syracuse.com. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton won Katko’s district in November.
Rep. Leonard Lance (N.J.) — Lance is still a no.
Rep. Frank LoBiondo (N.J.) — LoBiondo is still voting no despite potential changes.
Rep. Billy Long (Mo.) — Long told The Hill he is a no on the revised bill.
Rep. Thomas Massie (Ky.) — Massie, a conservative who is not in the Freedom Caucus, said he is still a no.
Rep. Patrick Meehan (Pa.) — Meehan said the revised bill would raise premiums for those with pre-existing conditions and older Americans.
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Fla.) — The centrist Republican from south Florida said she is still a no even with the amendment. Clinton won Ros-Lehtinen’s district by nearly 20 points in 2016, but the longtime GOP lawmaker said she will not seek reelection in 2018.
Rep. Chris Smith (N.J.) — Smith told ABC he is still a no. The New Jersey lawmaker is meeting with leaders Thursday.
Rep. Michael Turner (Ohio) — Turner on Thursday told CNN he is still a no.
Rep. Daniel Webster (Fla.) — Webster is still a no. The Florida lawmaker wants changes that provide more Medicaid funding for nursing homes.
Rep. David Young (Iowa) — Young told reporters he is still a no. A Paul Ryan-aligned super PAC pulled their support for him after his decision not to back the initial bill in March.
It should be noted that NBC’s whip count shows 20 Republicans firmly against the bill. Another dozen are undecided.