U.S. President Donald Trump and House of Representatives leaders pushed on Wednesday for votes for their plan to overhaul Obamacare and said they were making progress in their efforts to win over conservative Republicans who have demanded changes to the legislation.
With a vote on the bill possible as soon as Thursday, members of the House Freedom Caucus, a conservative Republican faction, said they had been negotiating alterations to the plan with the White House.
Much of the discussion hinged on conservatives' desire to scrap what are labeled "essential health benefits" - services that insurance plans are required to cover under the Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare, such as mental health help.
"I can tell you that we're making great progress," Mark Meadows, chairman of the hardline conservative House Freedom Caucus, told reporters. "We're not there yet. But we're hopeful."
Trump was to meet at the White House with members of the Freedom Caucus on Thursday at 11:30 a.m, the White House said.