Congress successfully averted a government shutdown by agreeing to a spending bill Sunday, sending health care back to the top of the legislative list. President Trump stressed Monday that he wants the GOP's replacement bill to be "good for sick people." "It's not in its final form right now," Trump said; the latest version of the bill would allow states to charge people with pre-existing conditions higher premiums. Republican leadership is weighing whether to hold a vote on the bill this week, as the window to address health care narrows. NBC's tally shows 20 Republicans against the bill and another dozen undecided; the GOP can lose only 22 votes and pass the bill, assuming it earns no Democratic support.
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