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GOP leaders turn up the pressure on reluctant Republicans to support Obamacare replacement

GOP leaders turn up the pressure on reluctant Republicans to support Obamacare replacement

Republican leaders worked frantically Wednesday to salvage their healthcare overhaul, warning naysayers in the party to join or risk being blamed for breaking the GOP’s promise to repeal and replace Obamacare.

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) insisted that President Trump was on their side and he sharpened his tone to push reluctant Republicans to embrace “what we’ve all been dreaming about,” rather than doom the bill over their differences.

Ryan said he had “no doubt” the bill would pass, brushing off discontent from opponents as the “inevitable growing pains” of tackling a difficult policy now that Republicans control the White House as well as Congress.

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