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Trump Pushes Healthcare Plan, Swipes at Freedom Caucus

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By    |   Friday, 24 Mar 2017 09:52 AM

President Donald Trump took a shot at the conservative Freedom Caucus in the House of Representatives on Twitter as he endorsed the Republican proposal on healthcare Friday morning as "a great plan," ahead of a make-or-break vote in the House.

The president posted identical messages on his official and personal Twitter accounts that "After seven horrible years of ObamaCare (skyrocketing premiums & deductibles, bad healthcare), this is finally your chance for a great plan!"

But on his personal account, he issued a follow-up, pointing out that failure to approve the American Health Care Act would allow Planned Parenthood "to continue.'

Trump's followup appeared on his official @POTUS account more than an hour later.

Freedom Caucus which has been calling for a broader repeal of Obamacare than envisioned in the current bill.

The vote had been scheduled for late Thursday but was postponed after administration officials failed to convince skeptical conservative Republicans to support the bill.

Trump claimed he was finished negotiating with GOP holdouts and determined to pursue the rest of his agenda, win or lose.

Barring any further delays, the vote is expected to take place later Friday.

Material from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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President Donald Trump took a shot at the conservative Freedom Caucus in the House of Representatives on Twitter as he endorsed the Republican proposal on healthcare Friday morning as "a great plan," ahead of a make-or-break vote in the House.
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