GOP Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.) and Susan Collins (Maine) met with House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) to discuss an effort to get ObamaCare stability measures included in a coming long-term government funding bill due in March, known as an omnibus.
“We actually think we're very close,” Alexander told reporters. “We hope it will be part of the omnibus.”
“We're comparing notes on the bills,” he added.
Walden discussed a bill from Rep. Ryan Costello (R-Pa.) which seeks to stabilize markets and bring down premiums by providing funding known as reinsurance.