Health bill in doubt after no deal reached with GOP hard-liners

House Speaker Paul Ryan walked to his office on Capitol Hill as he and Republican leadership scrambled for votes on their health care overhaul.

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Prospects for the Republicans’ showcase health care bill looked grimmer by the minute Thursday as President Trump failed to get a deal with a bloc of balky conservatives.

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. strides to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 23, 2017, as he and the Republican leadership scramble for votes on their health care overhaul in the face of opposition from reluctant conservatives in the House Freedom Caucus. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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