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Pence, Price Dispatched To Capitol Hill In Attempt To Ease Concerns Over Health Law

President Donald Trump is making a push to get defectors back on board with the American Health Care Act.

The Washington Post: White House Tries To Salvage GOP Health-Care Proposal As Criticism Mounts
The White House launched an intensive effort Tuesday to salvage support for the Republican plan to revise the Affordable Care Act, even as a growing number of lawmakers weighed in against the proposal. One day after the Congressional Budget Office released its analysis showing that 14 million fewer Americans would be insured next year under the GOP plan, Vice President Pence and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price went to Capitol Hill to rally backing for the proposal. (Snell, Sullivan and DeBonis, 3/14)

The Washington Post: Defiant Conservatives Still Fighting Trump’s Health Bill
Undaunted by fellow Republicans’ defiance, GOP leaders and the White House redoubled their efforts Tuesday to muscle legislation overhauling America’s health care system through Congress following a sobering report about millions being shoved off insurance coverage. President Donald Trump, whose strong Election Day showing in GOP regions makes him the party’s ultimate Capitol Hill vote wrangler, discussed the legislation by phone with the House’s two top Republicans. He also dispatched Vice President Mike Pence and health secretary Tom Price to hear GOP senators’ concerns. (Fram, 3/14)

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