GOP health care holdouts to meet tonight to work it out
All of the Republican senators who oppose the Senate health care bill are meeting tonight to work out their differences — after being told by President Trump this afternoon that they need to work late into the night to get a deal. The holdouts, including moderates and conservatives, are scheduled to meet in Sen. John Barrasso's office at 7:30 pm Eastern with the goal of getting a deal to revive the shelved Affordable Care Act repeal and replacement bill, according to sources with direct knowledge of the discussions.
What Trump said: At the White House lunch today, Trump told all Republican senators that he'd prefer a repeal and replacement plan, but that at a minimum, the Senate needs to at least repeal the ACA to live up to their promises. He signaled that he'd be open to adding money to make it a stronger plan — which one person in the room interpreted to mean that Republicans could add money to the bill's stabilization fund for state insurance markets.