President Donald Trump is pushing Congress toward another dramatic showdown over the Affordable Care Act, despite big outstanding obstacles to a beleaguered revision plan and a high-stakes deadline next week to keep the government running.
The fresh pressure from the White House to pass a revision was met with skepticism by some Capitol Hill Republicans and their aides, who were recently humiliated when their bill failed to reach the House floor for a vote, and who worry now that little has changed to suggest a new revision would fare any better.
The effort reflects Trump's sense of urgency to score a victory on Obamacare replacement and move onto other legislative objectives, notably tax reform. Passing an ACA revision would also allow the president to show progress toward a major campaign promise just as he completes his first 100 days in office.
"The plan gets better and better and better, and it's gotten really good and a lot of people are liking it a lot," Trump said at a news conference on Thursday. "We have a good chance of getting it soon. I'd like to say next week, but we will get it."
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