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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on women in healthcare, Wednesday in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. From left: Parmis Khatibi, Trump, and administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Seema Verma. (Evan Vucci/AP)
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on women in healthcare, Wednesday in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. From left: Parmis Khatibi, Trump, and administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Seema Verma. (Evan Vucci/AP)

Five chips on the table with Trump’s health-care gamble Add to ...

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David Shribman is executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Big struggle, big gamble, big stakes.

Eight years ago, Barack Obama engaged in a similar struggle, making his signature overhaul of the U.S. health-care system an early priority. He went to the White House with piles of political capital and spent almost all of it on the plan that now goes by the name of Obamacare.

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