US Senate Republicans set repeal vote as healthcare plan sinks

US Senate Republicans have set up a straight repeal vote on Obamacare following failed efforts to replace the healthcare law.

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he would schedule a vote in coming days on a two-year transition to simply repealing the 2010 healthcare law with no replacement.

“We will now try a different way to bring the American people relief from Obamacare,” McConnell said.

The development came after two Republican senators said they would not back the latest Obamacare rollback bill.

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President Donald Trump, who had made replacing Obamacare a pillar of his campaign, said after the new defections that Republicans should focus on repealing for now.

“Republicans should just REPEAL failing Obamacare now and work on a new Healthcare Plan that will start from a clean slate,” he tweeted. “Dems will join in.”

This is yet another embarrassing failure for Republicans, who saw President Trump’s election…

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