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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.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 5:30am
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Senate healthcare reform bill would leave 22 mn without coverage

 06/27/2017 - 07:22
People protesting the proposed Republican healthcare legislation during the annual New York LGBT Pride March in New York, New York, USA, 25 June 2017. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

A report by the CBO, an independent government agency says the Senate Republican health-care bill would result in 22 million people losing their insurance over the next decade. That’s little improvement over the unpopular House version, though the bill’s deep spending cuts would reduce the deficit by $321 billion in the same period.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 7:15am
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