US Republicans Working on Medicaid, Tax Credit Changes: Ryan

© Reuters. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are working on changes to their health care reform bill that would implement a work requirement for the Medicaid program for the poor, in addition to boosting the Tax credits for the elderly and low-income people, House Speaker Paul Ryan said. on Sunday.

“We think we should offer more assistance than the bill currently provides” for low-income people ages 50 to 64, Ryan said of the health insurance tax credits being proposed in the legislation.

Speaking on the “Fox News Sunday” television show, Ryan also said that Republicans are working on changes that would allow federal block grants to states for Medicaid. Lawmakers plan to have the health legislation on the floor of the House this Thursday, Ryan said.

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