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Senate Republicans sweeten Obamacare repeal bill to win over GOP holdouts as opposition mounts

Senate Republicans sweeten Obamacare repeal bill to win over GOP holdouts as opposition mounts

Senate Republicans scrambled Monday to salvage their push to roll back the Affordable Care Act, making a series of last-minute changes to their sweeping repeal bill in a bid to woo GOP hold-outs.

But the changes – which funnel more money to the states of several key GOP lawmakers while further loosening patient protections in the current law – drew only more criticism from across the nation’s healthcare system.

And as key GOP senators who have expressed opposition to the current bill remained unmoved Monday, President Trump sounded increasingly doubtful about the bill’s chances.

“We’re going to lose two or three votes, and that’s the end of that,” Trump said Monday on...

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