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Senior Republican senator John McCain, who has brain cancer, could play a crucial role in keeping efforts to avoid total overhaul of Obamacare.  EFE/Michael Reynolds
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The Republican leadership in the Senate will push today for a vote to decide whether debate will commence on a health care bill, although it is still not clear what the proposal to be brought to a vote actually contains.

Republican health plan is a death sentence for US Latinos, Democrats say.

 06/29/2017 - 03:51
Spectators listen as US Democratic Senator from New Jersey Bob Menendez delivers remarks at a press conference in opposition to the Senate Republican health care bill on the US Capitol grounds in Washington, DC, USA, 28 June 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

The independent Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that under the bill drafted by Republican senators, roughly 22 million Americans would lose their health insurance by 2026.  That number includes some 6 million Latinos, 1 million of them children, according to La Raza.

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Republican divisions force postponement of healthcare bill vote

 06/28/2017 - 05:27
Senate Majority Leader Republican Mitch McConnell (R) turns away from the microphones beside Republican Senator from Texas John Cornyn (L) after speaking to members of the news media outside the West Wing of the White House following a meeting to discuss healthcare legislation with Senate Republicans and US President Donald J. Trump, in Washington, DC, USA, 27 June 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

 US Senate Republicans on Tuesday found themselves forced - due to internal divisions - to postpone a vote on the controversial bill designed to replace former President Barack Obama"s healthcare reform, a bill that could leave more than 20 million Americans without medical coverage.

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Republican healthcare plan will cost 23 million people their coverage, CBO says

 05/25/2017 - 03:55
Republican Speaker of the House from Wisconsin Paul Ryan speaking to the media, in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 18 May 2017. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

The healthcare reform proposed by President Donald Trump to "repeal and replace" ObamaCare, and which was narrowly approved by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, would leave 23 million people without healthcare coverage over the next decade, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday.

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Democrats begin campaign against Trump's Supreme Court nominee

 03/21/2017 - 12:41
Neil Gorsuch appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 20 March 2017. EPA/PETE MAROVICH

Democratic senators on Monday during a congressional hearing launched their campaign against Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump"s nominee for the vacant Supreme Court seat, and who has promised, if he is confirmed by the Republican-controlled Congress, that he will be an independent justice "faithful" to the laws and the Constitution.

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