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Republicans have a new reason to support Obamacare

Republicans have a new reason to support Obamacare

President Donald Trump’s threat to “let Obamacare implode” took on a whole new meaning this week with a report released by the Congressional Budget Office that found such a strategy could lead to, among other things, bigger federal deficits in future years. Congressional Republicans are desperate for a “win” — and hopeful that tax cuts could provide that victory (along with a much-needed change of topic after a disastrous presidential response to neo-Nazi protests in Charlottesville, Va.). Yet the CBO’s projected $194 billion increase in the deficit should President Trump follow through on his promise to discontinue certain subsidies paid to insurance providers could be a deal-breaker...

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