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                ‘Let Obamacare Fail,’ Trump Declares as GOP Plan Collapses

            Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. President Donald Trump blasted
            congressional Democrats and “a few Republicans” over the collapse of the GOP effort to rewrite the Obama health care law. McConnell proposed a vote on a
            backup plan simply repealing the statute, but that idea was on the brink of rejection, too.
                                                                                                                                   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

            By ERICA WERNER                     years to abolish the law. In a head-  Moore  Capito  of  West  Virginia  —  That had followed the failure of an
            ALAN FRAM                           spinning  series  of  developments,  who delivered the death blow.      earlier version of the bill last month.
            Associated Press                    rank-and-file  Republican  senators  All  had  been  shut  out  of  McCon-  The  successive  defeats  made
            WASHINGTON  (AP)  —  President  turned  on  McConnell  and  Trump  nell’s initial all-male working group  clear  that  despite  seven  years  of
            Donald  Trump  declared  Tuesday  for  the  third  time  in  a  row,  deny-  on health care.                promises  to  repeal  former  Presi-
            it’s time to “let Obamacare fail” af-  ing the votes to move forward with  McConnell,  who  could  afford  to  dent  Barack  Obama’s  Affordable
            ter the latest GOP health care plan  a  plan  for  a  straight-up  repeal  of  lose only two votes in the narrow-  Care Act, Republicans apparently
            crashed and burned in the Senate,  “Obamacare.”                         ly  divided  Senate,  had  turned  to  cannot deliver.
            a stunning failure for the president,  This  time,  it  was  three  GOP  wom-  the repeal-only bill after his earlier
            Republican  leader  Mitch  McCon-   en  —  Susan  Collins  of  Maine,  Lisa  repeal-and-replace  measure  was       Continued on Page 3
            nell and a party that has vowed for  Murkowski  of  Alaska,  and  Shelley  rejected on Monday.
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