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Pass health bill or lose your jobs, Trump tells holdouts

Trump turned up the pressure on Republicans to support a bill to overhaul the health care system

Julie Hirschfeld Davis Thomas Kaplan & Robert Pear | NYT 

President Trump on Tuesday turned up the pressure on recalcitrant Republicans to support a sweeping bill to overhaul the health care system, threatening wavering lawmakers in his party with political payback if they failed to get behind a measure that has become an early test of his negotiating power. In a series of meetings and phone calls at the White House and on Capitol Hill, Mr. Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Republican congressional leaders haggled with holdouts over details as they struggled to assemble a majority to support a bill that would repeal and replace the Affordable ...

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First Published: Wed, March 22 2017. 12:21 IST