White House expects Senate to change
healthcare bill, but retain principles
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[May 06, 2017]
(Reuters) - The White House said on Friday it expects the Senate to
retain the "principles" of the healthcare bill approved by the House of
Representatives on Thursday even as it makes some changes.
President Donald Trump waves as he leaves the Oval Office of the White
House in Washington, U.S., before his departure to New York May 4, 2017.
"We expect there
to be some changes, but we expect the principles and the main
pillars of the healthcare bill as it exists now to remain the
same," White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told
Among those principles, she said, were creating a competitive
environment and giving states more flexibility to make decisions
about the healthcare system.
(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Writing by Tim Ahmann; Editing by
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