Conway: 'We're very confident' healthcare bill will pass Senate

Conway: 'We're very confident' healthcare bill will pass Senate
© Greg Nash

White House aide Kellyanne Conway on Sunday expressed confidence the GOP healthcare bill would pass the Senate.

"We also heard the House bill was never going to pass. We heard this guy could never get elected," she said on ABC's "This Week."

"We're very confident that the Senate bill will get through."

Conway said President Trump is ready to discuss the bill with senators.

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Senate Republican leaders last Thursday released a draft of their long-awaited ObamaCare repeal-and-replace bill ahead of a high-stakes vote expected later this week.

The measure includes deep cuts to Medicaid and fundamentally reshapes that program from an open-ended government commitment to a system of capped federal payments that limit federal spending.

Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) announced Friday that he is opposed to the Senate GOP's ObamaCare repeal bill in its current form, making him the fifth GOP senator to come out against the plan.

Republicans have a slim 52-48 majority, so they can afford to lose only two votes, assuming Vice President Pence breaks a tie.