Bipartisan group of senators meets to talk health care
A small group of Republican and Democratic senators met Monday night to discuss whether there's any path forward together on health care. While there was no firm conclusion, members emerged hopeful they'll meet again.
"What we're trying to do is get away from the partisanship that has made it very difficult to come up with solutions. And we're trying to get away from semantics, we're trying to get away from people…being locked into a party position and instead raise fundamental questions about how can we move forward in a way," Sen. Susan Collins, who spearheaded the meeting with Sen. Bill Cassidy, told reporters.
Why this matters: A bipartisan bill is still a long shot, but getting a handful of members of each party in the same room to have a civil discussion on health reform is a step not previously taken.