Donald Trump suffers setback over healthcare bill

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A vote in the US House of Representatives on a bill to repeal and replace "Obamacare" has been delayed, in a stinging setback for President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan in their first major legislative test.

Mark Petersen, a professor of public policy at the University of California, said getting the deal passed is "extremely critical" for Trump's ability to move forward with his agenda.

The Republican bill would halt Obama's tax penalties against people who do not buy coverage and cut the federal-state Medicaid programme for low earners, which the Obama statute had expanded.

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