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Push for Swift Obamacare Repeal Splits GOP Ahead of Key Vote

  • More support for ‘repeal and replace’ to happen simultaneously
  • Republicans increasingly open to delaying repeal of tax hikes
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Rand Paul: Obamacare Should Be Replaced Day One

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House Republican leaders said Tuesday they would push ahead with their swift repeal of Obamacare, even as a breakaway group of five moderate Senate Republicans is trying to delay a bill until March.

If those senators stand firm on their demand to flesh out a replacement before acting on a repeal, it could be enough pressure to force the party’s leadership to comply. But House Speaker Paul Ryan said the election result affirmed the need for urgency.