House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday "progress" has been made to lessen he concern over continued funding of a set of Affordable Care Act payments seen as critical for the continued survival of the health-insurance program. Several reports on Capitol Hill said White House officials assured Democratic lawmakers that the subsidy payments would continue. Earlier Wednesday, House Speaker Paul Ryan said the Obamacare funding would not be included in a must-pass spending bill to keep the government open.
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