House votes to begin repealing Obamacare

A bill repealing Obamacare sits on a desk after being signed by Ryan at the U.S. Capitol in WashingtonBy Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House Republicans on Friday won passage of a measure starting the process of dismantling Obamacare, despite concerns about not having a ready replacement and the potential financial cost of repealing Democratic President Barack Obama's landmark health insurance law. The House of Representatives voted 227-198 to instruct committees to draft legislation by a target date of Jan. 27 that would repeal the 2010 Affordable Health Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare. The Senate approved the same measure early Thursday.

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