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Amid the chaos on Capitol Hill Thursday as GOP leaders failed to muster the votes for their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the Congressional Budget Office released its assessment of the most recent revision of the bill. The CBO had little good news for Republicans: 24 million people would still lose insurance over 10 years under the revised legislation, and it would do far less than the original bill to reduce the federal deficit.

The original bill was slated to reduce the deficit by $337 billion over a decade, but amendments proposed to win over the votes of moderate Republicans nervous about the bill's impact on their lower-income and elderly constituents would cost the government an additional $186 billion.

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While House Republican leaders and the White House worked furiously to whip up support for the GOP's health care bill, President Donald Trump was busy tooting his own horn.

Well, a truck's horn.

Trump climbed into the driver's seat of a truck on the South lawn of the White House as he spoke with truck drivers and truck company CEOs about health care, according to various reports.

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