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>> This is our chance and this our moment.>> Republicans put their health plan through rehab and President Trump predicts it will pass the House of Representatives, but it's still not clear if he's got the votes. I'm Andy Sullivan in Washington, where Trump is whipping up support for an amended healthcare plan on Capitol Hill ahead of a crucial Thursday vote, predicting victory after meeting with House Republicans.
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>> We're gonna have a real winner, it was a great meeting.>> It's not clear at this point whether that's simply wishful thinking, the plan has been buffeted from all points of the compass, with dozens of Republicans saying they may vote against it.>> It's a big moment-
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>> House Speaker, Paul Ryan, tweaking the plan ahead of Thursday's vote, expanding tax breaks for older Americans and giving states more flexibility to manage Medicaid benefits for the poor. Ryan is hoping that will be enough to change a few minds. He has to make sure that no more than 20 Republicans in the House vote against the plan which will replace President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.
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Ryan's got some cause for hope, the hard right freedom caucus is not formally opposing the bill, he's hoping they will swallow hard and support legislation that many have blasted as Obama Care like. Then there's the centrist members of his party who have worried that the plan would leave too many Americans without insurance.
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Ryan's sweetening the plan for those lawmakers with the promise that it could be expanded to cover more Americans when it gets to the Senate, but first he has to get it through the House. Trump's appearance on Capitol Hill, a clear sign that he is all in for this legislation, many Republicans well aware that he has the power to make their lives miserable if they vote against it.
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Trump even predicting several of them could lose their seats in 2018 if the bill fails. That fear should be a big help for Ryan, as he spends the next two days twisting arms ahead of what it should be a nail biter over the vote.