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Democrats confident to move forward with 'Obamacare'

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Democrats confident to move forward with 'Obamacare'

<p>Democrats who control the U.S. Senate were confident that they would continue to move forward with the “Obamacare” health reforms on Monday and send a “clean” bill to keep the federal government operating back to the House of Representatives. This is despite Republicans’ efforts to delay the reforms.</p> <p>As a midnight shutdown deadline loomed, senior Democratic aides said the Senate would take a simple majority vote shortly after 2 p.m. (19:00 <span class="caps">CET</span>) to strip two Republican amendments from the funding measure – one that would delay the healthcare<br /> reforms and another that would repeal a tax on medical devices that helps fund health insurance subsidies.</p> <p>Democrats control the 100-seat Senate with 54 votes, including two independent senators.</p> <p>(with Reuters)</p>