The first meeting between President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner on Capitol Hill is set for Thursday.
They will have a meeting on Thursday afternoon.
The two leaders will hold their first face-to-face meeting on Capitol Square, where they will discuss ways to reform Obamacare, including how to deal with the uninsured, the cost of covering them and other issues.
It’s a major step forward for the president and Republican leaders to begin the legislative process on a bipartisan basis.
The meeting will also be a chance to discuss the GOP’s proposed healthcare bill, which would have been considered as a repeal-and-replace bill when it was first introduced in the House last fall.
The plan has been criticized by Democrats for not going far enough and for not meeting their campaign promises to fix the Affordable Care Act.
The House GOP proposal, if passed, would have repealed and replaced Obamacare in several ways, including replacing the individual mandate with a system that requires people to purchase health insurance, raising the minimum wage to $10 an hour and limiting federal Medicaid spending.
It also would have created a new state Medicaid program to cover low-income people in states that did not expand Medicaid under the Affordable Act.
The president and Boehner will also have a chance Wednesday to discuss how the two parties will resolve the health care standoff.
If they agree on the House Republican plan, the president will have to sign the bill into law by July 5.
The White House is pushing Congress to pass the bill before then.