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Following ‘Replace’ Debacle, Vulnerable GOP Lawmakers Dodge Town Halls

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USA Today looks at which members are facing their constituents during recess — and there are only a few swing-district Republicans who supported the health bill doing so. Meanwhile, ads are being launched from both sides of the aisle over lawmakers’ health care stances.

The Health Law’s Unlikely Defenders: Republicans

KHN Morning Briefing

As Republican efforts to dismantle and replace the Affordable Care Act continue, some in the party are speaking out for provisions in the legislation, such as coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. Meanwhile, a left-leaning group will launch attack ads just in time for congressional recess, media outlets look at the ramifications of the GOP health plan and what’s next for the resistance movement that helped bring about the collapse of the Republicans’ bill.

Republicans Now Own Health Care — And All Its Political Ramifications

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Long used as a political weapon against Democrats, health care now stands to cast a shadow on Republican lawmakers’ 2018 campaigns. “We have the House, the Senate, the White House,” said David Winston, a GOP strategist who advises congressional leaders. “People are going to expect points on the board.” Meanwhile, House Speaker Paul Ryan’s approval ratings among staffers drops to its lowest point.

Majority of Americans Do Not Approve Of Republicans’ Health Plans

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A new poll found that of six changes the failed House GOP bill would have made to former President Barack Obama’s law, five drew more negative than positive reactions. A separate poll shows that Republican support of repeal plunged sharply as well.

Trump To GOP Rabble-Rousers: Voting ‘No’ On Plan Will Cost You Your Seat In 2018

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President Donald Trump met with members of the Freedom Caucus to try to persuade them to support the American Health Care Act ahead of an anticipated Thursday vote. He singled out Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) saying, “I’m gonna come after you.” Meadows shrugged off the words as good-natured ribbing.