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    Trump Urges Republicans to Repeal Obamacare, Work on New Healthcare Legislation

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    US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the Republicans should set to work on a new healthcare legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, what would gain support of the Democrats.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Monday, four GOP senators refused to support the revised version of the US healthcare bill to repeal and replace the Obamacare. Due to the total rejection of the bill by the Democrats, the voting would result in failure.

    "Republicans should just REPEAL failing ObamaCare now & work on a new Healthcare Plan that will start from a clean slate. Dems will join in!" Trump wrote in his Twitter.

    On May 4, the US House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act, the Republicans' proposal that repeals and replaces Obamacare.

    An initial vote on the measure was scheduled for late June, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was forced to delay the vote after a number of Republican senators rejected the first draft of the bill. The most recent version of a new healthcare bill, a Senate-drafted proposal, sparked criticism from Democrats and number of Republican lawmakers after the Congressional Budget Office announced in a report that 22 million Americans covered by the current law would be without health insurance by 2026.


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