By Leslie Small @ Fierce Healthcare

With too few Republicans signaling that they would support the American Health Care Act if it came up for a vote on the House floor Friday, Republican leaders opted instead to table the bill, a stinging defeat for President Donald Trump’s legislative agenda. The AHCA would have repealed many of the Affordable Care Act’s key provisions and replaced them with a set of furiously negotiated policies that some Republicans still felt were not conservative enough.

The House was set to vote on the reconciliation bill Thursday, but that vote was delayed after GOP leadership failed to win enough Republican supporters.After a meeting with Republican members late Thursday, President Donald Trump signaled that he wanted a vote held on the healthcare overhaul on Friday, saying that if it failed to pass that the Affordable Care Act would remain intact.

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