Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and other GOP senators are balking at Trump's demands. Photo: AP

A growing number of senators are ignoring President Trump’s demands to try yet again to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, while some are pushing a new tactic: block-granting health care to the states. 

A new report from The Hill provides a long litany of senators who publicly balked at Trump’s demands, which include abolishing the required 60 votes to enact most legislation. Trump has tweeted that by not getting rid of the filibuster, Republicans “look like fools and are just wasting time.”  

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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