President Donald Trump met with the arch-conservative House Freedom Caucus at the White House Thursday to try to hammer out a deal on Obamacare repeal. A major question in the final negotiations? Whether or not maternity care and mammograms should be considered “essential” treatments covered by all health insurance policies under the Republican proposal. (“I wouldn’t want to lose my mammograms,” quipped Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), who supports scrapping the requirement. He apologized.)
The White House happily snapped a photo of the gathering that will go a long way toward deciding the future of women’s health in America, and EMIILY’s List, the group that works to elect pro-choice Democratic women to Congress, also blasted out a photo of the event to reporters. Notice anything?
— Cliff Sims (@CSims45) March 23, 2017
Here’s another angle:
— Vice President Pence (@VP) March 23, 2017
Update: Washington Democratic Sen. Patty Murray has weighed in:
A rare look inside the GOP’s women’s health caucus. https://t.co/SgLmvSpeSM
— Senator Patty Murray (@PattyMurray) March 23, 2017