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Healthcare propelled many Republicans into office—now, it could force them out

The GOP are like the dog that finally catches the car: now they're in charge of healthcare, they have no idea what to do with it

By Adam Aiken  

The Republicans might yet pass a healthcare bill in the US—but whether it’ll save them is debatable.

On Tuesday, Mitch McConnell, the party’s leader in the Senate, dramatically pulled his proposed bill, which would have undone key Obamacare provisions and dramatically cut Medicaid, because he couldn’t get enough votes to bring it to the floor—let alone pass it.

All hope is not yet lost for the GOP, though. We’ve been here before, after all. A couple of months ago, McConnell’s colleagues in the House of Representatives were in the…

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