Senators may have struck a bipartisan deal to prop up Obamacare’s insurance exchanges, but it faces a tortuous path to becoming law.

As soon as the deal was announced Tuesday, the Trump administration was sending conflicting signals about the pact reached by Republican Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Democrat Patty Murray of Washington, which also faces ambivalence from some Republican senators and outright hostility from many House Republicans.

Coming days after a decision by President Donald Trump to scrap subsidy payments to Obamacare insurers, the deal is likely the only Obamacare legislation with a chance of passing Congress this year. It could help stem a flight by major insurers out of the individual insurance market in many states, with Americans due to begin signing up for 2018 coverage in two weeks.

But even though a number of Republicans are eager to prevent a collapse of the individual health insurance market, it would likely take a strong push by Trump to get it passed in both chambers.

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