Last-ditch ef­fort for new health law

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WASH­ING­TON: Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump is ral­ly­ing sup­port for the Repub­li­can health care over­haul by tak­ing his case to Repub­li­can law­mak­ers at the Capi­tol, two days be­fore the House plans a cli­mac­tic vote that poses an im­por­tant early test for his pres­i­dency. Top House Repub­li­cans un­veiled re­vi­sions to their bill in hopes of nail­ing down sup­port.

On Mon­day in Ken­tucky, Trump un­der­scored what he called “the cru­cial House vote”.

“This is our long-awaited chance to fi­nally get rid of Oba­macare,” he said of re­peal­ing for­mer Pres­i­dent Barack Obama’s land­mark law.

Trump’s meet­ing with House Repub­li­cans was com­ing as party lead­ers re­leased 43 pages worth of changes to a bill whose prospects re­main dicey. AP

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