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Conservatives Float Affordable Care Act Repeal Ahead Of Shutdown Deadline

Congress is nearing an agreement on a $1 trillion spending bill to keep the government running, now that President Trump has apparently backed off his threat to cancel subsidies for low-income people to buy health insurance.

Members of the House Freedom Caucus on Wednesday approved a more conservative version of the American Health Care Act, but the bill still needs support from more moderate Republicans if it’s going to replace the Affordable Care Act.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young gets the latest from Kaiser Health News correspondent Julie Rovner (@jrovner).

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