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White House assures Democrats it will continue to pay Obamacare subsidies: source

News 26 Apr 2017
White House assures Democrats it will continue to pay Obamacare subsidies: source

FILE PHOTO: Protesters demonstrate against U.S. President Donald Trump and his plans to end Obamacare outside the White House in Washington, U.S., March 23, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

WASHINGTON The White House has assured Democrats it will keep paying subsidies for low-income Americans receiving healthcare coverage under Obamacare, removing a key sticking point in talks over a government funding bill, a source familiar with the negotiations said on Wednesday.

The Trump administration had threatened to cut off the payments unless Democrats agreed to provide funding for a wall on the border with Mexico, but Democrats made clear they would not support a bill that funded the wall.

(Reporting by Richard Cowan; Writing by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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