Trump’s health chiefs called to White House in fresh bid for truce

HHS Secretary Alex Azar and CMS Administrator Seema Verma have been called to the White House for a meeting with acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, in the latest attempt to quash their escalating feud, according to three individuals with knowledge of the gathering.

It’s unclear whether President Donald Trump will attend the meeting, tentatively planned for Thursday.

Administration officials say Azar and Verma must either pledge to make amends or otherwise resolve a conflict that’s threatening Trump’s health agenda and complicating his reelection prospects. Vice President Mike Pence already met separately with Azar and Verma this month, and Trump had a private meeting with Verma in mid-November.