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Running out of options to overhaul Obamacare, Senate Republicans ponder a 'skinny' repeal

Running out of options to overhaul Obamacare, Senate Republicans ponder a 'skinny' repeal

Unable to agree on a path forward to repealing the Affordable Care Act, Senate Republicans are reluctantly coalescing around what may be the last idea standing: a dramatically scaled-down bill that would leave most of the 2010 law in place.

The so-called skinny repeal is still a work in progress, but one version being floated would repeal only three Obamacare provisions — a medical device tax and the mandates that individuals buy health insurance and that large employers offer it.

That’s far cry from the years-long GOP promise to gut the law, also known as Obamacare. But the face-saving strategy, which could come to a vote as soon as Thursday, would at least allow senators...

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