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Trump to Republicans: Repeal ObamaCare now, replace it later

The Senate Republican health-care bill is now short the necessary votes to pass, and on Monday night, President Trump used Twitter to direct the GOP on its next steps.

"Republicans should just REPEAL failing ObamaCare now and work on a new health-care plan that will start from a clean slate," Trump said. He also predicted that if they do so, "Dems will join in!" Once Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) announced Monday night they were not going to vote for the bill as written, joining Rep. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), the proposal became doomed.