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Conservatives rebel against Trump-backed Republican healthcare plan

March 8, 2017 By Yasmeen Abutaleb and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Tuesday endorsed Republican legislation to replace the Obamacare healthcare law but the measure faced a rebellion by conservative groups and lawmakers, complicating its chances for passage in the U.S. Congress. Republican U.S. House of Representatives leaders on Monday unveiled legislation to do away with Obamacare, eliminating the requirement that most Americans obtain medical insurance and creating a system of tax credits to coax people to purchase private insurance on the open market. Speaker Paul…

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U.S. Republicans unveil plan to dismantle Obamacare, critics pounce

March 7, 2017 By Susan Cornwell and Yasmeen Abutaleb WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Long-awaited legislation to dismantle Obamacare was unwrapped on Monday by U.S. Republicans, who called for ending health insurance mandates and rolling back extra healthcare funding for the poor in a package that drew immediate fire from Democrats. In a battle waged since the 2010 passage of the Affordable Care Act, Democratic President Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy achievement, Republicans including President Donald Trump have long vowed to repeal and replace the law. But they failed for years to…

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