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Trump demands vote on healthcare plan

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  25 March 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Washington, March 24: US President Dold Trump issued an ultimatum to House Republicans to fall in line behind a broad health insurance overhaul or see their opportunity to repeal Obamacare vanish, demanding a Friday vote on a bill that appeared to lack a majority to pass. The President, through his aides in a closed-door meeting, siglled that the time for negotiations was over with Republicans who met late Thursday night on Capitol Hill to try to find common ground on the embattled package crafted by House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, the Washington Post reported. If Trump’s measure fails, it would be a defeat for the President in his first effort to pass major legislation and it may also jeopardise other items on his wish list, including a tax overhaul and infrastructure spending.
Defeat would also mean that Obamacare, something that congressiol Republicans have railed against for seven years, would remain in place.
“Disastrous #Obamacare has led to higher costs & fewer options. It will only continue to get worse! We must #RepealANDReplace. #PassTheBill,” Trump tweeted. (IANS)

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