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Trump predicts health-care reform will pass in 'a few months'

Trump predicts health-care reform will pass in 'a few months'
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President Trump in a new interview scheduled to air Thursday insisted that Republicans have the votes to repeal ObamaCare and will pass health care reform in “a few months.”

“So we'll bring it into a few months from now. We'll vote it — it's block grants. It's going to be great health care,’ Trump told “Fox & Friends.”

“But in the meantime, I have that little period of time, I'll negotiate with the Democrats. If we can come up with a fantastic health care bill, that's OK with me. Good for both parties. Bipartisan," he said.

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Trump has maintained that the GOP has enough votes to pass new health-care legislation, despite repeated failed attempts in the upper chamber.

“So we’ll have to do it in January or February. But I feel we have the votes. I’m almost certain we have the votes,” Trump said Wednesday during a speech on tax reform in Indianapolis.

The most recent attempt by Senate Republicans to pass ObamaCare repeal and replace legislation came in the form of a bill that has become known as “Graham-Cassidy,” and is named for its co-authors, Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamMcConnell: 'Whoever gets to 60 wins' on immigration Overnight Tech: Uber exec says 'no justification' for covering up hack | Apple considers battery rebates | Regulators talk bitcoin | SpaceX launches world's most powerful rocket Overnight Cybersecurity: Tillerson proposes new cyber bureau at State | Senate bill would clarify cross-border data rules | Uber exec says 'no justification' for covering up breach MORE (R-S.C.) and Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidyRepublican agenda clouded by division Sen. Cassidy says he won’t go back on Kimmel after health care fight GOP lawmakers help people injured in train crash MORE (R-La.). 

The legislation, which would have repealed much of ObamaCare by converting Medicaid funds into block grants for states, was a last-ditch effort by the GOP to keep a key legislative promise. It ultimately failed Tuesday when lawmakers decided not to bring the bill up for a vote because it did not have the votes to pass with partisan support.