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    GOP Senators Far From United on Health Care

    Let the healing begin. After the Senate bill to replace Obamacare was unveiled Thursday, Sen. Ted Cruz doubted “it has the votes to pass.” He’s joined four colleagues opposing the current language, including Sen. Rand Paul, who complained it’s like “keeping Obamacare.” Moderates worry its Medicaid cuts will pull the rug from under opioid-addicted constituents, and two of them decry the legislation’s Planned Parenthood defunding. If Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can satisfy 50 of 53 Republicans by this week’s vote, it would, observers say, be nothing short of a legislative miracle.

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