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Senate Republicans Plan Health Bill That Keeps Some of Obamacare

  • Upper chamber starting from scratch after measure passes House
  • Planned Parenthood a sticking point for key moderate Collins

Republican senators plan to write a health-care bill that could be radically different from the one passed last week by the House, including keeping some of the benefits and safeguards currently enshrined within Obamacare.

The Senate’s different approach means there’s no clear timetable for producing a bill, and it likely ensures that President Donald Trump and House Republicans will eventually have to face legislation that doesn’t fully repeal the Affordable Care Act despite their repeated campaign promises to do it.