The changes were aimed at trying to bring conservatives like Harris aboard. But the effort is a complicated balancing act. Shifting the bill too far right undermines support among centrist Republicans who are concerned by estimates that the measure will dump millions from their coverage.
When the legislation was introduced earlier this month, Harris was more positive, saying it would drive down costs while providing "access to high quality, affordable health insurance." Harris said the bill would maintain protections for patients with pre-existing conditions and young adults who want to stay on their parents' health insurance.
"We are working to make the transition from Obamacare to the AHCA as smooth as possible," Harris said at the time.