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GOP Eyes Lightning Strike on Obamacare to Kick Off Trump Era

  • Slim Senate majority leaves little wiggle room for passage
  • Some Republicans also want to end Planned Parenthood funding
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GOP Looks to Move Quickly on Obamacare Repeal

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Congressional Republicans are considering a lightning-strike rollback of Obamacare early next year to kick off the Donald Trump era, but first they have to agree on a plan limited enough to hold their caucus together.

Republicans won’t have much room for error to successfully repeal Obamacare, a top campaign promise of Trump and congressional Republicans. Even if they delay the repeal to allow more time to come up with a replacement, there will be pressure to use the legislative maneuver to push through other top GOP priorities, such as defunding Planned Parenthood.