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We have contacted all members of the Wyoming delegation and will update this story when we hear from them.

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We have a statement from Wyoming Senator John Barrasso…

“This is a step back for replacing the failing law. It does not change the fact that Congress must act to help the many families struggling under Obamacare. The law’s skyrocketing premiums and deductibles are putting health care out of reach for too many patients. Over the coming months, Congress and the Trump administration must find consensus on policies to lower health care costs for all Americans.”

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Sen. Mike Enzi’s spokesman Max D’Onofrio issued this statement Friday evening:

“Obamacare is failing the American people. Insurance markets are collapsing, premiums are out of control. For more and more Americans, including my home state of Wyoming, there is only a single insurer from which they can select health plans. This means surging premiums for hardworking families, who now have to choose between unreasonable insurance rates or an unreasonable fine.

“Health care reform has been something that was needed long before Obamacare was even debated, and Congress has an opportunity to make progress on important reforms that will truly fulfill the promise of providing access to affordable, high quality health care. The status quo is failing millions of Americans and change is necessary so Congress will need to continue to work on improving health care for millions of Americans in order to lower costs, increase access and ultimately provide better care. “

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Paul Ryan has abruptly pulled the Republicans’ troubled health care overhaul off the House floor.

The decision was a humiliating setback for President Donald Trump and congressional leaders.

The bill had appeared all but certain to be defeated Friday. The roll call was on track to occur in about an hour.

The measure has been a top GOP priority and was the party’s first major legislative effort since it took control of both the White House and Congress in January.

The legislation would repeal much of former President Barack Obama’s 2010 health care law, including its requirement that people buy policies.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan guaranteed a win on the Republican plan to dismantle Barack Obama’s health care law.

Instead, Ryan has suffered a brutal defeat, cancelling a vote on the measure and admitting “we’re going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future.”

The stinging rebuke is an ominous sign for President Donald Trump’s agenda, from taxes to infrastructure to the budget. Looming in a few weeks is the need to agree on a bill to keep the government open.

It’s also a danger point for the relationship between Trump and Ryan, who had an awkward pairing during the campaign but worked in tandem on the GOP health measure

Virtually every Washington Republican won election promising to repeal “Obamacare.” With a Republican president, passage seemed almost certain.

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