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US Senate votes down broad Obamacare repeal

But, Republicans faced setback when their plan to replace Obamacare fell short of votes it needed

Thomas Kaplan & Robert Pear | NYT  |  Washington 

The Senate voted narrowly on Tuesday to begin debate on a bill to repeal major provisions of the Affordable Care Act, but hours later, Republican leaders suffered a setback when their most comprehensive plan to replace President Barack Obama’s health law fell far short of the votes it needed. The Tuesday night tally needed to reach 60 votes to overcome a parliamentary objection. Instead, it fell 43-57. The fact that the comprehensive replacement plan came up well short of even 50 votes was an ominous sign for Republican leaders still seeking a formula to pass final health care ...

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First Published: Wed, July 26 2017. 09:05 IST