"We think that we should be offering even more assistance than what the bill now does", he said.
"Please contact your Congressman ... and tell him to join you in supporting President Trump and Speaker Ryan's plan to repeal Obamacare and replace it with the American Health Care Act", the calls state.
Republicans are expected to vote on the House GOP's Obamacare replacement plan Thursday.
"I can not vote for any bill that keeps premiums rising", Cruz said, echoing the concerns of other hard-line lawmakers who want the legislation to undo more of the Affordable Care Act's insurance mandates.
Asked whether the current G.O.P. bill would hurt his constituents, Trump acknowledged that "a lot of things aren't consistent" between the Republican plan and his message during the transition, when he promised to provide "insurance for everybody".
There's a disconnect between the Republican Party leadership, President Trump, conservatives in the House, practical dealmakers in the Senate and those hard-core working-class voters who supported Trump's election chiefly based on their hatred for President Obama.
"We have a president who is rolling up his sleeves...."
And at least one of the attendees, Rep. Andy Barr of Kentucky, had defended the health bill already from charges of being 'Obamacare light'.
Price spoke to reporters before a Friday meeting with House Republicans. "We believe we should have even more assistance. for that person in their 50s and 60s because they experience higher health care costs", Ryan told Fox News Sunday.
Trump calls the House legislation "a great plan" and says there will be "bidding by insurance companies like you've never seen before".
Tax credits to help buy coverage would be less than current subsidies, also why fewer people would be covered. "He's helping us make sure that we bridge differences with members who are bringing constructive ideas and solutions for how to make this bill better", Ryan said.
Ryan has spent too much time in conference rooms on Capitol Hill and not enough in town hall meetings, which revealed a monumental public discontent with the dismantling of "Obamacare" to those members who bothered to listen. "I believe that the real negotiation begins when we stop them".
"It worked well for 21,000 people", Friedsam said. As a Republican, I am just as upset with the bill and its constraints as everyone else, but we must face the unfortunate reality of congressional procedure. "That's what we're moving forward with in this first phase".