Democrats demand full review of Obamacare

Democratic leaders in the U.S. Congress, on Monday, demanded that legislative analysts should examine both the budgetary and healthcare impacts of a last-ditch effort by Republicans to repeal Obamacare. In a long-running war on former President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, Republicans face a two-week countdown before Senate procedural rules make it much harder for them to advance their latest bill. Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy propose replacing the 2010 Affordable Care Act, known informally as Obamacare, with a plan to give U.S. states money in the form of block grants to run their own healthcare programs. Democrats warned that the bill would be very costly for some states and urged the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to study more than the measur...

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