Trump Pulls Obamacare Repeal Bill In Devastating Setback


By Jonathan Cohn, Jeffrey Young :huffingtonpost – excerpt – (video included)

The president had demanded a vote, but Paul Ryan couldn’t deliver the majority the bill needed.

House Republican leaders on Friday pulled their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, signaling defeat on what was supposed to be a major legislative accomplishment for President Donald Trump.

The news was first reported by Robert Costa of The Washington Post, who spoke to the president directly, following a meeting between Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).

Trump said he agreed to pulling the bill once Ryan made it clear the legislation lacked the votes to pass.

In subsequent remarks, both Trump and Ryan indicated they were ready to move on from health care to other issues… (more)

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