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Trump's sudden shift to health care scrambles GOP plans

In this March 28, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Grand Rapids, Mich. Trump's surprise decision to stop defending the Affordable Care Act in court has opened a new debate among Republicans about how to approach health care heading into the 2020 elections, with some fearing the issue remains a vulnerability for the party. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s decision to revive the fight over Affordable Care Act has stirred a political and policy debate among Republicans on how best to approach the divisive issue heading into the 2020 election.

For Trump, the reset he wants is clear. Republicans, he says, will become “the party of health care.”

But among Republican senators, there’s reluctance to embrace Trump’s new priority. And in the House, it’s a mixed bag for Republicans.

What’s unclear is whether a Trump-Care bill will emerge from the White House to replace the Affordable Care Act or if the president’s push for a policy outcome will fade to little more than a punchline on the campaign trail.

Lisa Mascaro And Catherine Lucey, The Associated Press