Republicans float health care compromise before Trump's 100-day mark

— -- House Republicans, who have spent the last two weeks quietly negotiating a GOP health care proposal, on Thursday floated a carefully crafted amendment to the bill that failed several weeks ago, and some say it could be the key to getting the measure passed.

Details of the proposal were first reported by Politico.

The waiver would effectively undermine Obamacare's existing conditions mandate, according to health care experts, because it would nullify the requirement that insurers offer coverage in a given area at the same price, regardless of health status.

Asked Thursday if he wants to see the House pass the GOP health care bill or pass a measure to fund the government and prevent a partial shutdown next week, President Trump said "both."

"We're doing very well on health care," Trump said in news conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni.

"We have a good chance of getting it soon," he said. "I would like to say next week, but it will be ... I believe we will get it, and whether it is next week or shortly thereafter."

“I think it’s doable,” he said of a vote. “It would tee up the budget process and tax reform and it’s very needed.”

A House Republican source said it’s unlikely the measure will attract any new support from the moderate wing of the House Republican conference. If anything, additional moderate members could pull support for the bill given the implications for coverage of existing conditions.