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An Architect of ACA Advising Trump

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by Juliet Eilperin and Amy Goldstein

When bioethicist and oncologist Ezekiel Emanuel met with President Trump at the White House on Monday, the session revealed publicly what has been happening privately for months: A trusted ally of former president Barack Obama and chief architect of the Affordable Care Act is trying to help steer how Republicans take it apart.

With the administration and GOP leaders in Congress working to rewrite the landmark 2010 law — and Democrats displaying little appetite for negotiating with them — Emanuel appears to be one of the only members of his party with a seat at the table.

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