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Vote or no vote? Trump, Ryan rally skeptical House Republicans for health care bill passage




(L-R) House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) attend a House Rules Committee meeting to set the rules for debate and amendments on the American Health Care Act.
(L-R) House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) attend a House Rules Committee meeting to set the rules for debate and amendments on the American Health Care Act.
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The vote for the GOP’s Obamacare replacement bill is still slated for today, even as questions over its passage in the House linger.

President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan have been working tirelessly to bring conservative Republicans on board. About 25 House Republicans belonging to the Freedom Caucus have vowed to vote down the bill. Only 22 down votes are needed to bury its chances in the House.

President Trump is set to meet with this faction of Republicans on changes they want to see in the bill.

Guests:

Lisa Mascaro, congressional reporter for the Los Angeles Times who’s been following the story

Margot Sanger-Katz, correspondent for The New York Times’s Upshot covering health care, who’s been following the story

Jennifer Haberkorn, senior health care reporter for POLITICO who’s been following the story