Health care update

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Now that congress is back to work, republicans are right back to where they left off, battling to repeal and replace Obamacare, but the battle just got tougher.

One more republican has dropped their support for the new bill, making it at least 10 senate republicans voting no, when the party can only afford to lose two votes.  But, if President Trump wants his party to come together, both moderate and conservative republicans must get on board… A difficult task when moderates think the new bill goes too far and conservatives say it doesn’t go far enough.

Senator John McCain acknowledging the possibility of a Plan B, working with democrats on a compromise.  “It doesn’t mean they… control it,” says McCain, “it means they can have amendments considered.  And, even when they lose, then they’re part of the process.  That’s what democracy is supposed to be all about”.

Starting today, Republicans have just 15 available work days before their upcoming August break.


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