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All-male White House health bill photo sparks anger - BBC News

Mike Pence and Freedom Caucus



"There is a familiarity about this photo, and it could have been taken in many boardrooms around the world - men gathered around a table making plans and cutting deals.

But the lack of women here, among a group of conservative Republicans discussing their healthcare bill with the vice-president, struck a particular nerve.
That's because one of the points under discussion was whether the new bill should mandate that health insurance plans provide "essential benefits" including maternity services.
In January, the White House came in for some flak when President Trump signed an abortion bill surrounded by men.
So the reaction was swift when Vice-President Mike Pence tweeted the photo, with the words: "Appreciated joining @POTUS for meeting with the Freedom Caucus again today This is it. #PassTheBill"


All-male White House health bill photo sparks anger - BBC News

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