President Trump placed a phone call to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on Friday to talk healthcare.
In a report from Axios, one source said Trump sought “a path forward on health care,” but no further details are known about the conversation.
The latest GOP effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, known as the “Graham-Cassidy bill” didn’t even get a vote last month in the Senate as enough Republicans came out against it to vote it down with all of the Democrats.
Republicans are now looking to tax reform as their next big agenda item as they missed the Sept. 30 deadline to use the reconciliation tool that only requires 51 votes to repeal parts of Obamacare, but they will have another shot at it next year.
In the meantime, Trump has said that he would reach out to the Democrats to come up with a bipartisan solution to healthcare reform.
“I’ll negotiate with the Democrats if we can come up with a fantastic healthcare bill, that’s okay with me,” he said late last month on Fox News. “Good for both parties. Bipartisan.”
Trump phones Chuck Schumer to discuss healthcare