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    Republicans in the US Senate will vote to proceed on the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also called Obamacare, in the beginning of next week, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a speech on the Senate floor.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On Monday, four Republican Senators opposed their party's legislation titled the Better Care Reconciliation Act. The senators' move prompted McConnell to pull the bill from any further consideration. He said instead the Senate would just vote on a full repeal of Obamacare.

    "For the information of all senators, at the request of the President [Trump] and Vice President [Pence] and after consulting with our members, we will have the vote on the motion to proceed to the Obamacare repeal bill early next week," McConnell said on Tuesday as quoted by The Hill.

    President Donald Trump expressed his frustration with a slow progress on the healthcare measure saying on Twitter the new legislation should follow the inevitable failure of the ACA.

    The Trump administration believes that Democrats are fully responsibility for the delay on the healthcare reform, according to the White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders. However, the president is open to work with them to figure out the solution on this matter, Sanders noted.


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