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Obamacare replacement bill takes center stage in U.S. Senate 9:38am EDT

WASHINGTON A seven-year push by U.S. Republicans to dismantle Obamacare and kill the taxes it imposed on the wealthy will reach a critical juncture on Thursday when Senate Republican leaders unveil a draft bill they aim to put to a vote, possibly as early as next week.

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Draft Senate healthcare bill would link subsidies to income: Washington Post

WASHINGTON Senate Republicans would repeal most of the taxes that pay for Obamacare, roll back expanded Medicaid coverage under the healthcare law approved in 2010, reshape its subsidies, give states wider latitude to opt out of its regulations and eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood, under a draft bill reported by the Washington Post on Wednesday.

Politics, Election 2016, Jun 21 2017
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Most Americans say Republican healthcare plan will be harmful: Reuters/Ipsos poll

NEW YORK When U.S. Senate Republicans unveil their plan to overhaul America's healthcare system, they will face a skeptical public that already does not buy the justification for an earlier version that passed the House of Representatives, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday. 

Politics, Election 2016, U.S. Jun 21 2017
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Cigna stays in Obamacare for now; Anthem reduces participation

NEW YORK U.S. healthcare insurer Cigna Corp said on Wednesday it will continue to offer individual coverage under Obamacare for now while rival Anthem Inc announced it was shrinking its participation, amid uncertainty over the fate of the government-subsidized program.

Jun 21 2017
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Ohio county claims top spot in America’s opioid death spiral

DAYTON, Ohio Scott Weidle is struggling with the death of his son Daniel, who died from a heroin overdose 18 months ago, one day after Christmas. | Video

U.S. Jun 21 2017

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