(Katherine Faulders, ABC News) – Vice President Mike Pence hits the road today to pitch the Republican health care bill unveiled last week as the proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare.
Pence will visit Louisville, Kentucky where, joined by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, he will meet with small business representatives and participate in listening sessions to discuss the president’s economic agenda and the future of the country’s health care laws, according to the vice president’s office.
The trip marks the beginning of a flurry of travel by Trump administration officials to make a sales pitch for the GOP health care law as a conservative rebellion from some on Capitol Hill and opposition from physician and hospital groups threatens the legislation’s fate.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the White House is “going to have a full-court press” to sell the bill as he previewed a potential tour from the president and other members of the administration to bring their message straight to the American people.