Obamacare repeal thwarted again as Mike Pence fails to reach deal

Freedom Caucus blocks vice-president’s attempts to forge a new compromise that could somehow pass the House of Representatives

Less than two weeks after a stone-faced Paul Ryan admitted defeat and declared the Affordable Care Act the “law of the land” for the “foreseeable future”, his ill-fated healthcare plan began to show sparks of life.

Hopes of reviving the Republicans’ failed healthcare plan surged briefly on Tuesday when the vice-president, Mike Pence, came to Capitol Hill in an attempt to forge a new compromise that could somehow pass the House of Representatives.

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