A renewed effort to bring a House Republican plan to the floor faltered by week’s end, a blow to President Donald Trump’s hopes of landing a health-care deal in his first 100 days. Republicans are vowing to push ahead with the bill, saying it has stalled but not died.
But the herculean struggle to craft a politically viable proposal reflects the party’s sharp divisions and rising support for the ACA. Conservative Republicans want to gut most of the existing law, citing rising premiums and limited choice. Moderate Republicans remain reluctant to support a new plan that erases the ACA’s expanded coverage and patient protections.
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