State senators meet Trump for health care discussion
Two Texas state senators, both physicians, took part Wednesday in a White House panel on women in health care — attended by President Donald Trump — in preparation for Thursday’s U.S. House vote on the Republican plan to replace Obamacare.
“Unfortunately, Obamacare is making it much harder for all of the doctors, nurses and health care professionals, men and women alike, to do their job,” Trump told the panel, which included state Sens. Dawn Buckingham, R-Lakeway, and Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels.
“We’re going to get this thing done. We’re going to get it figured out,” Trump said, according to a transcript pro- vided by the White House.
Buckingham told the American-Statesman she spoke about “the failed experiment of Obamacare,” including personal insurance coverage she lost and patients who sought care elsewhere because of the Affordable Care Act.
“I also talked a lot about decreasing the regulatory burden on doctors,” said Buckingham, an eye surgeon.
About 10 health care professionals participated in the event, she said, adding that Trump “was very gracious and listened intently and just talked about how he cared. He understands women often make the health care decisions for their families.”
State Sen. Dawn Buckingham tweeted this photo Wednesday after a White House discussion on women in health care.