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UPDATE 4-Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says 'no'

*Five Republican senators oppose Senate bill. White House officials said on Friday that Trump has been in touch with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and made calls on Thursday and Friday to other lawmakers. "We're pleasantly surprised with a lot of the support that's already come out and I think we'll continue to work through in particular the four...

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UPDATE 3-Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says 'no'

*Five Republican senators oppose Senate bill. White House officials said on Friday that Trump has been in touch with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and made calls on Thursday and Friday to other lawmakers. "We're pleasantly surprised with a lot of the support that's already come out and I think we'll continue to work through in particular the four...

Source: Reuters

A fifth Republican senator says he will not support Senate Obamacare replacement

Nevada's Dean Heller said that he will not support the Senate's bill in its current form.

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US STOCKS-Wall Street ends higher on technology, energy boost

*Nasdaq rises with help from tech. June 23- U.S. stocks ended higher on Friday after a last-minute trading spike and a technology sector gain offset weakness in financial stocks and sent the Nasdaq higher, giving it a weekly gain for the first time in three weeks. The sector closed down 0.1 percent, clawing back some losses after it dropped sharply late in the session...

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US STOCKS-Tech shares boost Nasdaq; energy stocks rebound

*Nasdaq on track to post first weekly gain in three weeks. June 23- U.S. stocks rose on Friday, with the Nasdaq set to post its first weekly gain in three weeks, helped by strength in technology stocks, while energy shares rebounded as oil prices rose. "The effect is going to be focused on small-caps but there's an echo of that in large caps," said Don Townswick, Director of...

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A fifth Republican senator says he will not support Senate Obamacare replacement in current form

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., said Friday he will not support the Senate's Obamacare replacement bill in its current form.

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CORRECTED-US STOCKS-S&P 500, Nasdaq rise as tech stocks gain, oil rebounds

*Nasdaq on track to post weekly gains. June 23- The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite were higher in late morning trading on Friday as technology shares rose and oil prices rebounded from multi-month lows. At 10:48 a.m. ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average index was up 14.09 points, or 0.07 percent, at 21,411.38, and the S&P 500 was up 4.55 points, or 0.19 percent, at...

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Health insurers says Senate bill's Medicaid cuts to hurt states

NEW YORK, June 23- Health insurers are concerned about the U.S. Senate's plans to cut the Medicaid program for the poor and the impact such a move would have on state governments, the industry's largest lobbyist said on Friday. The bill would replace its individual insurance coverage with new subsidies and requirements and cut federal funding for Medicaid.

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INTERVIEW-U.S. Democrat sees bipartisan support for corporate tax reform

Representative John Yarmuth, top Democrat on the House of Representatives Budget Committee, predicted Trump's promise to deliver the biggest tax reform since Ronald Reagan would have to be scaled back if the Republican-controlled Senate fails next week to adopt legislation dismantling Obamacare, formally known as the Affordable Care Act.

Source: Reuters

Why Senate health-care bill has a better chance of passing than you think

Vox writes about how the Senate's health-care bill shouldn't pass, but it probably will.

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