Mark Meadows


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In the end what we've gotta do is make sure there is enough funds there to handle preexisting conditions and drive down premiums. If we can't do those three things then we will have
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May 25 2017
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Mark Meadows is associated, including Trump and Affordable Care Act. Most recently, Mark Meadows has been quoted saying: “In the end what we've gotta do is make sure there is enough funds there to handle preexisting conditions and drive down premiums. If we can't do those three things then we will have failed.” in the article Republicans Reckon With a Rushed Health-Care Vote.
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It's real easy to be unified when your vote doesn't matter and you're in the minority. It's much more difficult to be unified when you're in the majority, and that's what we're seeing. But I think we're making a big step forward

Hopefully we're just a handful away. There's still a lot of undecided, but generally, at this stage of the game, you can address the concerns of the

We see that as being a net plus in terms of the vote

I think it's imperative that we have a vote before we leave for a

We're hoping that we're looking at days, not weeks at this point. But if it doesn't happen this week, we need to look at Plan B or C. I want to get across the finish line. What's critical to us: Move enough people to '

Generally speaking, there's a lot of

So help me explain why we went backwards …. … It doesn't matter what you think …. It matters what the rank‑and‑file thinks. And that's the whole reason why you have an employee survey … if you're thinking that everything is kumbaya, I mean, how do we fix the problem? How many have you implemented? Therein is the problem, Mr. Gardner. When you get information from rank‑and‑file employees and you do nothing with it, there is a problem. Then they think that their opinion doesn't

So, this would indicate that there's a problem within your leadership ranks of not actually responding appropriately to the rank‑and‑file. Would you agree with that?feedback

That concerns me even more … If you're surprised by the results, it shows that we have a lack of understanding of the rank‑and‑file … Why would you be surprised?feedback

So are you surprised by that, that they think that leadership is not fair, that management is not fair?feedback

Now you're going to be setting top-line numbers, which you appropriate to. That will have a unique dynamic, let's put it that

We can get it done before August as long as we are real serious about having real debate... debate has to be about changing policy. We need to go ahead and start having those discussions today. Let's look at legislative

If those offers that were made over the last couple of days actually appear in the legislation, the majority, if not almost all of the Freedom Caucus, will vote for this

It perhaps is as much of a repeal as we can get

We've been giving. We started out with wanting to repeal all of Obamacare, then we backed off to repealing some of Obamacare and repealing all of the taxes. Then we backed off to saying, Well, we can repeal some of Obamacare and some of the taxes.' Now we're down to just a few fundamental issues that we're asking for repeal of. . . . We're asking for one thing. Premiums for the people we serve have to come down, and if they don't come down, we will have failed and we will have missed our

There were no agreements tonight, and no agreements in principle, and certainly no agreements in terms of a

Whenever you get close to a deal, negotiations have [three] phases: it's called fatal, near-fatal, and definitely fatal. We're in the fatal to near-fatal mode. It's not definitely fatal for at least another 48

It's important to set realistic expectations that passing a bill between now and Friday is still a Herculean

It was a very good exchange of ideas, with concerns that represent the very broad spectrum of our conference. It perhaps is as much of a repeal as we can get done. That's the calculation we have to

Anything that gets changed substantially allows you to walk back those declarations. It's premature to say where we are or what we're on, because we're at that conceptual stage right

We're hopeful that we'll get the legislative text within the next 24

We're waiting to see what the legislative text actually outlines but we remain open minded and willing to look at the details of the

We remain open minded and willing to look at details for the plan, so we're hopeful. We are encouraged by at least the idea – intrigued by the idea – but would certainly need a whole lot more information before we take action in support or

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The narrative is not surprising in the White House because I think some of his advisers are suggesting that it was consensus that we pulled the rug out from underneath the president's agenda and nothing could be further from the

I don't think we need to go home until we get this done. I've reached out to five different Democrats

I don't think we need to go home until . . . we get a solution

Obviously everybody wants to find a way to get this passed and we're going to work real hard to do

You know how this works. To put a stake in it today would not be accurate, and nor would it be the narrative that this is a great failure for the president. He's done more in 65 days than any president in modern history. And so let's put it in real perspective where we

I fully expect that what we're going to see is not only real tax reform, but other measures that come along. So, tax reform and lowering taxes, you know, will create and generate more income. And so we're looking at those, where the fine balance is. But does it have to be fully offset? My personal response is

Let's go ahead and pass one without [a] border

I mean, if [Democrats are] applauding, they shouldn't, because I can tell you that conversations over the last 48 hours are really about how we come together in the Republican Conference and try to get this over the finish

I fully expect that what we're going to see is not only a real tax reform but other measures that come along. And I still believe that there is a good chance, if moderates and conservatives can come together, that we repeal and replace Obamacare, bring premiums down, cover more

I'm still a 'no' on the bill. I think it's the president leading, and I applaud him for

We have not gotten enough of our members to get to 'yes' at this point, under what we are currently considering. However, I would say progress is being

At this point, some of the provisions here do not lower health-care costs enough ... for my constituents. We've got to make sure it lowers health costs. The president's engagement is unparalleled. The president has made some very good-faith

I can tell you at this point we are trying to get another 30 to 40 votes that are now in the 'no' category to 'yes.' Once we do that I think we can move

We are working very diligently tonight to try and get there. The overall impression of the Freedom Caucus is we're willing to jump through unbelievable hurdles to hopefully get to a point where this bill is better for the American

I can tell you that we're making great progress. We're not there yet. But we're

Do I think it gives the president a loss? Absolutely not. We are going to get to the finish

We are hopeful as we start to make progress in these negotiations with some of the things the White House shared with us. We would not be where we are today in even considering this if it had not been for President Trump's personal involvement ... He's moved this a very long way. Not only for House Freedom Caucus but for other

We're encouraged tonight, just based on the real willingness of not only the White House, but our leadership, to make this bill

They have made clear that is their belief. But I have talked to senators who say that not only has it not been adjudicated, but it hasn't even really been presented in a meaningful way, so that narrative is simply not a narrative based on fact. It's based on conjecture and belief – which I think it's a deeply held belief for them, but it's not based on

This is not a personality decision; this is a policy decision. It won't lower premiums, and until it does, I'm going to be a no, even if I sends me

They don't have the votes to pass this tomorrow. The opposition is still

I serve at the pleasure of the people of North Carolina. When you serve at their pleasure, it's only those 750,000 people that can send you home and it's a temporary job and I've known that since Day

They're already whipping with a whip that's about 10 feet long and five feet wide. I'm trying to let my members vote the way that their constituents would want them to vote. . . . I think they're all very aware of the political advantages and disadvantages. This is a defining moment for our nation, but it's also a defining moment for the Freedom Caucus. There are core things within this bill as it currently stands that would violate some of the principles of the Freedom

They're already whipping with a whip that's about 10 feet long and 5 feet wide. I'm trying to let my members vote the way that their constituents would want them to

I'm confident that we still have enough concerns that a vote of 216 votes in the House would not happen today. There are core things within this bill as it currently stands that would be violate some of the principals of the Freedom Caucus. They're already whipping with a whip that's about 10 feet long and five feet

There's not anywhere close to the votes. I can assure you that this bill needs to be

I think he is looking for amendments to be made to make it

They will whip it, and they will find 40 nos and another 30 or 40

That is probably the No. 1 priority. If we can get those, it would make the rest of it a whole lot

I'll say this, if the bill that comes to the floor is the exact same one in Budget, I'll feel a little bit that I'd been

He's a very worthy opponent, let's put it that way. You can be a worthy adversary and not be an

We'll be judged on one thing. It is not a CBO score. It is not even on keeping our word – even though we will be judged on that. It will be if premiums are coming down. That's the number that

He is looking for amendments to be made, to make it better. Ultimately it's going to have to be amended to get enough support for passage on the House floor. We see some of the things we're recommending needing to be adjudicated in the

Ultimately it will be President Trump that saves this

When he gets information from everybody, before the final decision is made, somebody might say, Well, I had a great conversation with him. Then he'll go and go in another direction and have another great conversation. That's how business people make

I'm very confident based on my conversations with the White House the willingness to negotiate in good faith the things that drive down health care

Do I expect all of the issues many of the Freedom Caucus would like would like to have to be in a final bill passage? The answer is

If that's the best that they can do, then perhaps they have a different whip count than I

I didn't hear anything that said it's a binary choice at the White House

You better be a little careful about just calling Louisiana a bunch of swampland and disparaging other parts of the

I would be the first to admit that calls from the president will certainly influence members and to suggest otherwise would be to ignore politics. Whether you fully supported Donald Trump or not, getting a call from President Trump obviously makes a

What the vice president is saying is that this foundation is a good foundation. The bill that was introduced last night is still open for

Repeal, to many, meant to many that we would repeal the entire Obamacare plan. All the taxes, all the mandates. When he talked about replacement, it took on another meaning to many, meaning that people with preexisting conditions would not be kicked off their plans. Let me tell you, those two things are still the

The fundamental question is, when we see the full plan, will it reduce health care costs and will it do so over time? And when will we see the repeal of Obamacare insurance mandates if this is enacted?feedback

He did talk about saving Medicare and Social Security, and as someone who was on the campaign trail with him in November, it was really about making sure that people who were getting benefits, or about to get benefits, are

I think there would be lots of people afraid to vote no, but I think there would be enough [unafraid] where you couldn't get to

Currently there are not enough votes to pass it in the

The tax credits included in Ryan's plan will create an entirely new entitlement program. We are concerned about a new federal plan that will only increase premiums and lead to higher prices. We are not going to fix healthcare by replacing Obamacare with another plan that won't

I can give you three of four different reasons. They've asked for everybody's input. Obviously the final result of where we are today is not something that I support and I'm not alone in that

The way it's put forth would actually take the number of tax credits from 9.5 million people that get a subsidy today and potentially increase it to 40 million people. We're going to pay for that by putting a tax on union workers and middle-class workers that happen to have good employer insurance. That dog doesn't

We committed to the American people to repeal every tax (in Obamacare), every mandate, the regulations, and to defund (women's healthcare provider) Planned Parenthood. That's what the American people expect us to do – and they expect us to do it

While serious concerns remain, I have been please to hear the speaker commit to bringing up a healthcare replacement bill within days, now weeks, of a repeal

We need to be voting for a replacement plan at the same time that we vote for

If we're going to repeal it, we need to repeal the

It would have to be an unbelievable, compelling case to suggest we need more than two years to repeal and replace the Affordable Care

To suggest that President-elect Trump's victory didn't weigh as a factor in terms of the speaker's race would be disingenuous to suggest

The results speak for itself. Was Steve Bannon effective? I don't' think anybody here would deny that he was

When we're looking at government oversight, it really has to do with previous government

The speaker has been pretty clear. We're looking at all legislative options in order to make sure that we address this in the fairest and most concise

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