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GOP's latest Obamacare repeal bill would send premiums skyward

GOP's latest Obamacare repeal bill would send premiums skyward

Congressional Republicans finally succeeded in passing a bill to repeal major provisions of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. But they must be counting on President Obama to veto it, because otherwise it will send premiums skyrocketing and create havoc in the market for individual insurance policies.

The measure's problems stem from the technique the GOP used to circumvent the Democratic blockade in the Senate. HR 3762 is a budget reconciliation bill, which meant that it could not be filibustered. But reconciliation bills must include provisions that have an...

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