Senate approves measure launching Obamacare repeal process


Top News | Thu Jan 12, 2017 | 1:42am EST

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

(Reporting by Susan Cornwell; Editing by Nick Macfie)

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