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White House pushes uncertain bid to revive health care bill

The chamber’s GOP leaders, burned by a March debacle on the measure, were dubious, and signs were scant that an emerging plan was gaining enough votes to succeed. During a White House news conference, Trump said progress was being made on a “great plan” for overhauling the nation’s health care system, though he provided no details. The White House optimism is driven largely by a deal brokered by leaders of the conservative Freedom Caucus and the moderate Tuesday Group aimed at giving states more flexibility to pull out of provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Yet GOP lawmakers and aides to party leaders, conservatives and moderates alike were skeptical that the House would vote next week on the health legislation. The bill would repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law and replace it with less generous subsidies and eased insurance requirements.

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