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Feb162017

POLITICS (National): President Donald Trump, GOP Senate, GOP House, undoing Obamacare?: "Doubts grow that GOP can repeal Obamacare" ....  

* POLITICO:  "Doubts grow that GOP can repeal Obamacare" - "Probably only Donald Trump can whip the party's warring factions in line, but so far he's sent vague and conflicting messages." - From POLITICO:

Republicans have reached a gut check moment: After spending more than six years vowing to fix the flagging patient that is Obamacare, it’s the GOP’s own repeal effort that’s on life support.

Undoing the health care law despised by conservatives seemed to be a straightforward proposition for the party after it won the White House and retained control of both chambers of Congress. Instead, Republicans are sniping over how much of the law to scrap, what to replace it with and when. At this moment, it's far from a sure thing any plan could get through Congress.

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It may take a direct intervention from Trump to get the party's warring factions in line. “It’s hard to see how this gets done unless the president says, ‘OK, let’s do it this way,’” said Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), a key committee chairman on Obamacare .................