Democrats confident to move forward with 'Obamacare'

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Democrats confident to move forward with 'Obamacare'

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.

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 CET) to strip two Republican amendments from the funding measure – one that would delay the healthcare
reforms and another that would repeal a tax on medical devices that helps fund health insurance subsidies.

Democrats control the 100-seat Senate with 54 votes, including two independent senators.

(with Reuters)