Reposted from Kaiser Health News.
Not A Done Deal: Ryan Pulls Back Bill To Replace Obamacare
Despite days of intense negotiations and last-minute concessions to win over wavering GOP conservatives and moderates, House Republican leaders Friday failed to win enough support to pass their plan to partially repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
House Speaker Paul Ryan made the announcement at the Capitol after rushing to the White House to meet with President Donald Trump. The decision came after a fluid 24 hours of negotiation among Republican leaders and different factions of the party. The leadership had hoped to have a vote on their bill Thursday but put that off after it was clear they didn’t have enough “yes” votes. Trump issued an ultimatum to House members Thursday night, saying he was done with concessions and they needed to vote Friday to get the legislation moving. But the gambit did not change enough votes to push the bill through the House.
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