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Monday, 20 March 2017 20:45

Trump tells Louisville rally GOP health bill is chance to end 'ObamaCare catastrophe'

Written by  Fox News

President Trump again went outside Washington to whip up support for House Republicans' healthcare bill Monday, telling a rally in Louisville, Ky. that the legislation "is our chance to end ObamaCare and the ObamaCare catastrophe.

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In a speech peppered with shout-outs to Kentucky's congressional delegation — "Hey, Mitch," Trump asked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at one point, "we gonna be OK? ... That health care's looking good?" — the president warned the crowd that if the health bill did not pass, "the alternative is what you have [and] what you have is nothing."

Trump also attempted conciliation toward Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., one of the bill's most outspoken opponents, saying, "I look forward to working with him so we can get this bill passed — in some form."

Echoing House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., Trump told supporters that the GOP health bill was a necessary step before enacting sweeping tax reform, another cornerstone of his agenda.

"We've got to get this done before we can do the other," Trump told the crowd. "In other words, we have to know what this is before we can do the big tax cuts. We've got to get it done for a lot of reasons, but that's one of them.

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