US healthcare bill: Knife-edge vote looms for ‘Trumpcare’

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Source: BBC

US President Donald Trump is heading for a too-close-to-call vote on his troubled healthcare bill in the House.

Mr Trump would suffer a huge blow if one of his major election pledges, to repeal and replace the programme known as Obamacare, fell at the first hurdle.

Asked on Friday about the vote, he just said: “We’ll see what happens.”

Even if the bill does pass the House, it could face a tougher passage in the Senate, where Republicans have only a slender majority.

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