Moderate Republicans and Democrats met Tuesday to discuss a way forward on healthcare and the two camps are considering developing a working group on the issue.
Shawn Millan, the communications director for Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa., told the Washington Examiner the centrist GOP's Tuesday Group, which Dent chairs, and the New Democrat Coalition met in the Capitol to discuss healthcare.
Dent did not participate in the meeting himself because he was tied up with the markup of appropriations bills.
The meeting was part of regular gatherings between the two groups, but healthcare took on a greater emphasis after the failure of the Senate GOP's bill to repeal and replace parts of Obamacare.
Millan said the concept of a bipartisan healthcare group in the House has been part of ongoing discussions between members, and that no decision has been made on creating one.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced Monday night he intends for the Senate to vote on a repeal and delay bill this week, but enough Republicans came out against the bill Tuesday to prohibit it from moving to debate.
Members of the Tuesday Group and New Democrat Coalition hope these developments create an opening for bipartisan healthcare talks to shore up Obamacare's insurance markets.