Democrats confident to move forward with 'Obamacare'

Democrats confident to move forward with 'Obamacare'
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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)

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