The second-term Republican and many of his colleagues on the conservative House Freedom Caucus are being courted heavily by the President Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan and their deputies in a slew of eleventh-hour meetings. He was at the White House earlier Wednesday as officials made their latest overtures.
The only GOP member of the Georgia congressional delegation to reject the plan, Hice said he "wants to get to yes." In order to get there, he said he'd like to see the legislation shelve a list of 10 basic benefits that Obamacare forces health insurers to cover, including all approved types of birth control and pre-natal care. He said the so-called essential health benefits drive up costs for consumers.