Trump may seek more changes to health care bill: White House

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Washington D.C. [USA] Mar. 22 (ANI): Day after United States President Donald Trump warned House Republicans of losing seats, if the GOP health care bill was not passed, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the former may seek more changes to the bill before Thursday's House vote. "It's possible. I think we've made some very positive steps forward, so I don't want to, you know, rule anything out but I will say that I feel very good about this where it stands now," CNN quoted Spicer as saying. He further said that after meeting the President the member would come to know about the importance of the bill for the overall agenda. Trump yesterday warned House Republicans in a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill that many of them might lose their seats, if the GOP health care bill was not passed. "I honestly think many of you will lose your seats in 2018 if you don't get this done," Trump said, as reported by CNN When Spicer was asked whether Trump would hit the trail against fellow Republicans, he said, "Let's get through the vote." He further said that the GOP members would pay probably 'pay a price at home' if they don't pass the bill. "You can't go promise over and over again and not deliver," CNN quoted Spicer as saying. "This was a major component in the last election. ... I think there is a going to be a price to be paid but it is going to be with their own voters," he added. Earlier, the GOP leaders made few changes to the bill aimed at appeasing both conservatives and moderates who have expressed reservations about the bills. Members of the House Freedom Caucus have announced that while they would not be taking an official stance against the bill, there were enough "no" votes among their group to sink the measure. Trump specifically called out Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, R-North Carolina, saying he thinks both Meadows and the group will get on board. The President also said if the Freedom Caucus members don't come along they could face a primary. Earlier in the week, cautioning Republican lawmakers against being an obstacle in repealing Obamacare, the White House warned skeptics against abandoning their own party's healthcare plan saying that by doing so, they could end the dreams of ridding the country of the current health law. (ANI)