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Trump fights for votes on U.S. healthcare overhaul

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 01:18

U.S. President Donald Trump says he helped sway a dozen Republicans who had been skeptical about the Republicans' plan to dismantle Obamacare. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday stepped up his fight for support on Republicans' plan to dismantle Obamacare, wooing some conservative lawmakers at the White House while legislation advanced toward a possible vote in the House of Representatives next week. Republicans remain deeply divided over their U.S. healthcare overhaul, Trump's first major legislative initiative and one that aims to make good on his campaign pledge to repeal and replace the healthcare plan put in place by his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama. Trump met at the White House on Friday with 13 members of the House Republican Study Committee, a large group of conservative lawmakers seeking changes to Medicaid, the joint federal-state health insurance program for the poor.

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Trump fights for votes on U.S. healthcare overhaul

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 01:18