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Donald Trump reaches out to lawmakers on health care

Trump's role is expected to become more pronounced in coming days as the vote nears

Jeff Mason & Yasmeen Abutaleb  |  Washington 

President Donald Trump made calls to fellow Republicans in the US Senate on Friday to mobilise support for their party’s health care overhaul while acknowledging the legislation is on a “very, very narrow path” to passage. Five Republican senators have announced they will not support the bill, which is designed to repeal and replace Obamacare, in its current form. White House officials said on Friday that Trump has been in touch with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and made calls on Thursday and Friday to other lawmakers. Trump’s role is expected to become ...

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First Published: Sat, June 24 2017. 20:52 IST