‘The battle over healthcare isn’t over’: White House
14 February 2018 | 7:30 am
After an effort by Senate Republicans to repeal and replace Obamacare derailed, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Tuesday that the 'battle over health care isn't over'.
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