US Senate rejects plan to repeal Obamacare 

09:16 • 27.07.17



The US Senate has failed to pass a Republican proposal to repeal President Barack Obama's signature healthcare policy without replacing it.


The 45-55 vote marks the second defeat for Republicans aiming to pass a bill this week to undo the health policy, BBC News reports.


The vote came a day after the Senate rejected a plan to repeal and replace the health law with a Republican plan.


Senators will now consider a "skinny" repeal, which would scale back some of the more controversial provisions.


The "skinny" plan would eliminate unpopular parts of Obamacare - the Affordable Care Act - including the individual mandate requiring all Americans to have health insurance coverage as well as a tax on medical devices.


If that measure passes, the Senate and House of Representatives would then be tasked with finalising a bill that could still change during negotiations.


If successful, the full House and Senate would again have to approve the measure.

 





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