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Trump tweets new health-care warning, presses for border-wall funding

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         Trump tweets new health-care warning, presses for border-wall funding

WASHINGTON — In a series of Sunday morning Twitter messages, President Donald Trump warned the Affordable Care Act would falter without new funding, and pressured Democrats to support spending for his proposed border wall between the U.S. and Mexico to keep the health program going.

Democrats are pushing to include funding for a set of Affordable Care Act subsidies in a must-pass spending bill that will need Democratic support to clear the Senate and likely the House. Trump’s administration has signaled an openness to including the funding, known as cost-sharing payments — in exchange for funding to build a border wall.

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Trump said in one Twitter message that without an agreement, Democrats would be responsible for the health law’s eventual demise.

“Obamacare is in serious trouble. The Dems need big money to keep it going — otherwise it dies far sooner than anyone would have thought,” he tweeted.

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