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>> And we shouldn't leave town until this is complete, until this bill is on my desk.>> President Donald Trump changing course, yet again, on healthcare. Telling Republican Senators that they can't leave town until they pass a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare.>> People are hurting. Inaction is not an option.
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>> The message coming a full two days after that effort effectively collapsed in Congress. The non-Partisan Congressional Budget Office saying Wednesday that the latest version of their plan would leave 32 million more Americans without health insurance by 2026.>> For seven years you had an easy route.>> Trump making an eleventh hour bid to revive the plan over lunch at the White House.
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Telling Republicans they have an obligation to deliver after telling voters for seven years that they would get rid of President Obama's Affordable Care Act.>> But I'm signing it.>> Trump promised to bring his deal making skills to the White House. But he he's largely been sidelined over the past six weeks, as Senate Republicans have struggled to reach consensus on healthcare.
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John Whitesides is covering the story.>> Typically, the president uses the bully pulpit to build support for a major piece of legislation like this. Trump's done very little of that. He did a little bit to get it through the House. On the Senate bill, he's reached out to Senators very little.
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Last week while they were starting debate on this and meetings on this, he was out of the country. And only now is he sort of giving it some urgency.>> Trump bringing a little of his theatrical flair to the proceedings as he slammed the status quo.>> Obamacare was a big lie.
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You can keep your doctor, lie. You can keep your plan, lie.>> We've had difficulty.>> Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell saying, after the meeting, he'll move ahead with the vote to start debate on the bill next week. But even if he can clear that hurdle, there's no sign Trump has changed anybody's minds about the actual substance of the bill.
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>> Thank you very much