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House Freedom Caucus Pledges to Work With Trump on AHCA

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By    |   Friday, 24 Mar 2017 07:52 PM

The conservative House Freedom Caucus said Friday that the group "looks forward" to working with President Donald Trump to improve the American Health Care Act after a vote on the legislation was pulled from the House floor.

The caucus made its pledge on Twitter:

The caucus played a key role in Friday's move by Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, attacking the proposal as leading to higher healthcare costs and insurance premiums.

Trump and other top White House officials met with members over the last week to sway them to support the Republican bill.

Other caucus members called for the full repeal of Obamacare, with Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan saying that the Affordable Care Act was "a disaster, and repealing it remains one of my top priorities.

"It's why I introduced a clean repeal bill and have been pushing for a vote.

"The AHCA did not have the support it needed, neither in Congress nor among the American people."

Others tweeted: 

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The conservative House Freedom Caucus said Friday that the group "looks forward" to working with President Donald Trump to improve the American Health Care Act after a vote on the legislation was pulled from the House floor.
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