White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Monday said that Republicans are not done trying to push changes to health care policy, despite the failure on Friday of their first bill to repeal and replace Obamacare.
“We’re at the beginning of a process. I don’t think we’ve seen the end of health care,” Spicer said at his daily briefing.
He cited the months it took President Barack Obama’s administration to pass its signature health care legislation, though he also repeated the standard Republican line that Democrats “jammed” the bill through Congress.
“It ultimately took about 17 months, went through a series of fits and starts,” Spicer said. “There were several failures when Obamacare went through during the process.”
He said that Trump’s administration is “looking to look for a way forward.”
“So, you know, look, we’re not saying it’s the end of health care,” Spicer said.”I think that a lot of the members — and again, on both sides of the aisle — have reached out not just to the President but to members of the team willing to share some ideas that they think that would make the bill stronger.”