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>> An escalating battle among Republicans over their blueprint to replace Obama Care spilling into full view Wednesday on Capitol Hill.>> American people want and deserve a better way. This bill ensures that the rug is not pulled out from underneath them.>> There's a leadership plan that was brought forward, which I believe, when you look through it, is Obamacare in a different form.
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>> I'm Andy Sullivan in Washington where House Speaker Paul Ryan, and other Republicans who support the bill, are taking heat from a growing chorus of conservative lawmakers and outside pressure groups who say the bill which was just unveiled on Monday looks too much like President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.
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They're calling it yet another big government program that would bust the budget and leave taxpayers holding the bag. But Republican leaders forging ahead.>> We're moving away from a government run system->> Two separate House committees formally beginning work on the bill and the House leadership showing no sign of backing down.
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We're going through the inevitable growing pains of being an opposition party to becoming a governing party. But it's all the more reason why we have to do what we said we would do and deliver for the American people.>> Democrats in the house ways and means committee took turns slamming the bill from the left.
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>> Does it lower costs? No. Does it cover more Americans? No.>> And I'm against the sham reverse Robin Hood take from the poor give to the rich American Health Care Act.>> I think we're going to have a tremendous success.>> President Trump getting in on the sales job as well, meeting with Republican vote counters in the White House on Tuesday.
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And chiding critics like Kentucky Senator Rand Paul on Twitter. He's gonna have to use all of his skills to sell the plan, which would scrap Obamacare's requirement that all Americans buy health insurance, and replace its subsidies with tax credits. Republicans hoping to have the bill on President Trump's desk by next month.
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That timeline's looking mighty ambitious right now as battle lines are being drawn on Capitol Hill.