This Day in Trump, Day 54: Salvaging the GOP Health Care Bill

WASHINGTON -- Facing mounting pressure after a scathing report on the potential effects of the GOP’s health care bill, President Donald Trump’s White House sought to salvage support Tuesday for the Republican efforts to make major changes to Obamacare.Highlight of the dayA day after the Congressional Budget Office released its analysis showing 14 million fewer Americans would be insured next year under the GOP plan, Vice President Mike Pence and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price were dispatched to Capitol Hill to rally support for the effort.House Republicans, led by Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady of The Woodlands, said more unites the party than divides it.“We have some ideas that have been brought to us, and I certainly have worked with our House conservatives to make major changes already in this,” the Texas Republican said on Fox News.But dissenters on the bill continued to speak out, including several Republicans that have been close to House leadership in the past, like Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida.  Continue reading...

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