Process to Repeal Obamacare Begins

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On Thursday, the Senate voted 51-48 to begin the process of repealing Obamacare. The House is expected to vote on Friday.

According to The Hill, not one Democrat supported the the repeal rule.  Instead, they voiced their opinions on why they were against the resolution.

Senator Bernie Sanders went as far to say that people would die if the resolution passed.

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“Up to 30 million Americans will lose their healthcare, with many thousands dying as a result,” he said. “Because when you have no health insurance and you can’t go to a doctor or a hospital, you die.”

Republican Senator Rand Paul also voted against the resolution saying, in part, “putting nearly $10 trillion more in debt on the American people’s backs through a budget that never balances is not the way to get there.”

The Hill reports more than 19 amendments were voted on in over six hours but none of them were added to the resolution.

When will Obamacare be replaced? According to The Hill, that’s also an issue in which the Senate has not come to an agreement.

However, President-elect Trump said in his press conference on Wednesday, “It’ll be repeal and replace. It will be essentially, simultaneously. It will be various segments, you understand, but will most likely be on the same day or the same week, but probably, the same day, could be the same hour.”

H/T: The Hill

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