While speaking at a closed-door meeting, Pence told Republicans, “If you like your ObamaCare, you can keep it, but American people want change”
On Tuesday, the White House cast the GOP bill as “work in progress,” showing that changes may be necessary to move it through the House. In an acknowledgment of the reality, Pence said that the GOP plans “is the framework for reform and we are certainly open to improvements and to recommendations in the legislative process,” as the legislative process goes forward, but also warned that the bill was backed by President Trump.
The Hot Air reports:
Moving across the Capitol, Pence and Price worked Tuesday to sell the proposal to House lawmakers — arguing to reluctant Republicans that the repeal-and-replace measure was one of a three-part plan to reform health care.
The second phase involves Price, the former House Budget Committee chairman who as HHS secretary has the power to repeal hundreds of Obamacare regulations as well as the ability to reshape or replace them with a patient-centered and market-driven outcome Republicans are seeking. The third phase will involve taking up additional health care legislation that would improve the insurance market, including a measure allowing consumers to purchase plans across state lines