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'Let Obamacare fail,' Trump says as Senate GOP's effort to overturn ACA all but collapses

'Let Obamacare fail,' Trump says as Senate GOP's effort to overturn ACA all but collapses

Senate Republicans all but admitted defeat Tuesday in their seven-year quest to overturn the Affordable Care Act, acknowledging that they lacked the votes to make good on their vow to "repeal and replace" President Barack Obama's signature legislative accomplishment.

Hours after GOP leaders abandoned a bill to overhaul the law known as Obamacare, their fallback plan - a proposal to repeal major parts of the law without replacing them - quickly collapsed. A trio of moderate Republicans quashed the idea, saying it would irresponsibly snatch insurance coverage from millions of Americans.

"I did not come to Washington to hurt people," tweeted Sen. Shelley Moore...

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