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House Republicans pull Obamacare replacement bill: 'It's over

Despite President's Donald Trump's ultimatum, Republicans were not able to secure enough votes to pass the American Health Care Act. House Republicans pulled the contentious bill Friday afternoon. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

House Republican leadership pulled its Obamacare replacement bill Friday afternoon after failing to secure the requisite number of votes they would need to pass it.

The bill, the American Health Care Act, was withdrawn Friday without a vote. Leadership delayed the vote Thursday after failing to reach a deal with the House Freedom Caucus, a group of Republican lawmakers who argued that the bill did not go far enough toward fully repealing the Affordable Care Act, former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law.

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