Tags: Healthcare Reform | sean spicer | conservative | healthcare | bill | ahca

Spicer: 'Nothing More Conservative' Than What's in Healthcare Bill

Image: Spicer: 'Nothing More Conservative' Than What's in Healthcare Bill
(Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 21 Mar 2017 02:47 PM

The White House said Tuesday it is confident the American Health Care Act will pass in a scheduled vote on the House floor this week.

During the daily White House press briefing, press secretary Sean Spicer said the Obamacare replacement bill put forth by House Republicans is exactly what conservatives — and even some Democrats — have been seeking for years.

"If you are a conservative who has been fighting for repeal and replace, this is your chance. If you are a conservative who has been looking to address out-of-control entitlement spending, this is the first attempt, this is the first reform of an entitlement program in terms of Medicaid in 30 years," Spicer said.

"These are a truly conservative set of principles that we are fighting for. The competition that's in the bill. The ability to allow prices to come down and choices to go up. There's nothing more conservative that is in this bill."

Spicer was also asked if President Donald Trump will ask House Speaker Paul Ryan to make additional changes to the bill before it comes up for a vote Thursday.

"It's possible, but I think we've made some very positive steps forward," Spicer said. "I don't want to rule anything out, but I will say that I feel very good about this where it stands now. The more that members meet with the president, the more they understand how important this is to the overall agenda that we're seeking to pass."

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

 
1Like our page
2Share
Politics
The White House said Tuesday it is confident the American Health Care Act will pass in a scheduled vote on the House floor this week.
sean spicer, conservative, healthcare, bill, ahca
244
2017-47-21
Tuesday, 21 Mar 2017 02:47 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved