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Thu Jan 12, 2017, 02:23 PM

U.S. Senate approves measure launching Obamacare repeal process

Source: Reuters

POLITICS | Thu Jan 12, 2017 | 12:34pm EST

U.S. Senate approves measure launching Obamacare repeal process

By Susan Cornwell | WASHINGTON

The U.S. Senate on Thursday took a first concrete step toward dismantling Obamacare, voting to instruct key committees to draft legislation repealing President Barack Obama's signature health insurance program.

The resolution, passed in the early hours of Thursday in a 51-48 vote, now goes to the House of Representatives, which is expected to vote on it this week. Scrapping Obamacare is a top priority for Republican President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican majorities in both chambers.

Republicans have said the process of repealing Obamacare could take months, and developing a replacement plan could take longer. But they are under pressure from Trump to act fast after he said on Wednesday that the repeal and replacement should happen "essentially simultaneously."

Some 20 million previously uninsured Americans gained health coverage through the Affordable Care Act, as Obamacare is officially called. Coverage was extended by expanding Medicaid and through online exchanges where consumers can receive income-based subsidies.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 02:27 PM

1. You can kiss the ACA goodbye, and there is nothing that can be done to stop it under budget

reconciliation

One of my Senators, Feinstein is out on medical leave, so that means it will even take more Senate republicans to vote no to repeal, and that isn't going to happen

Gee, elections do have consequences

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 02:27 PM

2. 25 million citizens losing healthcare....???

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Response to pbmus (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 02:30 PM

3. Exactly...

Boom goes the dynamite. Show them what they've won, Vana...

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 02:35 PM

4. We will need the names.

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