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>> This is the time we're gonna get it done. We're working together.>> Donald Trump throwing the weight of the White House behind the Republican Plan to overhaul Obamacare, but it's already hitting choppy waters. The President huddling with GOP leaders trying to put down a rebellion in their own ranks and devoting his weekly address Friday to a ringing endorsement of the health bill on Facebook Live.
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>> I want every American to know, that action on Obamacare is an urgent necessity.>> All of it adding up to a high stakes test of Trump's reputation as a master deal maker. Emily Stevenson is on the story.>> Trump campaigned is a tough negotiator. He said he makes all the best deals, so now it's his chance to prove it.
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We talked in more than a dozen Congressional White House staff, lawmakers. People who've been in these meetings of the White House and talked to them about what Trump's outreach on the Healthcare Bill has been like. And Trump is in more of a smoothing solicitous mode than most people realized.
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He's hosting listening sessions. He's asking people about their concerns. He's going around the table and asking members of Congress and people from Conservative groups who have problems with the bill, what their issues are and how he can help. He's giving off this impression that he's open to negotiation.
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>> But that's not the message being sent by the plan's guiding light, House Speaker, Paul Ryan, who wants to push it through Congress without a lot of changes.>> This is the closest we will ever get to repealing and replacing Obamacare.>> Ryan has been twisting himself in knots this week as some of his own GOP allies revolt.
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Saying his plan doesn't do enough to scrap the Affordable Care Act, vilifying the part that swaps in tax credits for Obamacare's Subsidies.>> Which I believe, when you look through it, is Obamacare in a different form.>> On the other side, Democrats and some other moderate Republicans say the plan could rip away health insurance from millions of Americans including many who helped put Trump in power.
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>> It's a complicated process but actually it's very simple, it's called Good Healthcare. So I would.