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A Missed Opportunity? Republicans Didn’t Court The Democrats Who Opposed ACA In 2010

There are three Democrats still in office who voted "no" on the Affordable Care Act, but they say Republicans didn't reach out to them.

Roll Call: House Democrats Who Opposed Obamacare Say Trump Never Approached Them
“We had no votes from the Democrats. They weren’t going to give us a single vote, so it’s a very difficult thing to do,” lamented President Donald Trump to reporters about 90 minutes after House Speaker Paul D. Ryan canceled the floor vote on the Republicans’ health care bill on March 24. But if Trump wanted Democrats, why didn’t he approach those who’d opposed President Barack Obama’s signature health care law in 2010? (Curry, 4/5)

Meanwhile, KHN looks at what could happen to the health law with bipartisan support —

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