US Senate approves measure launching Obamacare repeal process


Republicans have said that the process of repealing Obamacare could take months, and developing a replacement plan could take longer. Some 20 million previously uninsured Americans gained health coverage through the Affordable Care Act, as Obamacare is officially called. The resolution approved Thursday instructs committees of the House and Senate to draft repeal legislation by a target date of Jan 27. Senate Republicans are using special budget procedures that allow them to repeal Obamacare by a simple majority; this way they don't need Democratic votes. But Republicans say the system is not working.


Source:   bd News24
January 12, 2017 07:03 UTC






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