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Seven things to know about the health care vote

The House of Representatives on Thursday is scheduled to vote on the American Health Care Act, the Republican legislation intended to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, and t he outcome is about as easy to predict as the November elections were.

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Washington's farewell address is relevant today

The warnings George Washington made in his  farewell address  — about  hyperpartisanship , excessive debt and foreign wars — have incredible resonance today, says John  Avlon , the author of “Washington’s Farewell.” 

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History gives Trumpcare long odds of passing

Current political obstacles aside, history subtly suggests the campaign to replace Obamacare with Trumpcare faces longer odds than one might otherwise think and not just for the current Republican proposal but for the entire repeal campaign. 

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