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GOP healthcare bill in serious jeopardy as dozens of Republican lawmakers withhold support

GOP healthcare bill in serious jeopardy as dozens of Republican lawmakers withhold support

The Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare hit serious trouble Wednesday, with more than 30 GOP House members -- more than enough to sink it -- refusing to back the proposal.

With the vote count looking uncertain at best, Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) now must decide whether to push forward with plans to vote on Thursday or put it off to allow more time for negotiations.

The White House stepped up its efforts to sway resistant lawmakers, including meetings with President Trump and other officials.

So far, however, those appeals appeared unable to sway enough votes for the bill to gain a majority. Assuming that all the chamber's Democratic members vote against...

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