A top White House official is indicating that President Trump supports the healthcare reform proposal of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah).
According to Axios, the senators’ plan would add more heath insurance options to the current Senate healthcare bill, and “might not include all of the Affordable Care Act’s protections for pre-existing conditions.”
“We hope it’s part of the process of bringing everybody together,” White House legislative affairs director Marc Short said on Sunday.
Cruz and Lee’s proposal is seen by some as a more conservative alternative to the current bill, adding more options for healthcare coverage without the large amount of Obamacare entitlements.
Sen. Lee has said that if the bill cannot be passed, Congress should repeal Obamacare first, and replace at a later date.
“What we ought to do is get back to what I’ve been suggesting for the last six months, and that is to push full repeal and then go through a step-by-step process to determine what comes next,” he said.