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Obama: Gov't shutdown won't delay healthcare exchange launch

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 00:33

Sept. 26 - President Barack Obama says his signature healthcare program known as Obamacare will not be delayed despite Republican efforts to defund it and shut down the government. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). U.S. President Barack Obama said a government shutdown is "not going to happen" during his presidency. The battle over the budget and Obama's signature health care law, known as "Obamacare," is set to reach a climax next Monday, followed by the debt limit vote required to prevent a mid-October Treasury default. The looming deadline for the government to hit the debt ceiling and government funding measures are complicated by Republican attempts to use the bills to gut Obamacare. The Democratic-led Senate is on track to vote on Saturday for legislation to avert government agency shutdowns. But the Republican-led House was set for tough fights over the next few days.

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Obama: Gov't shutdown won't delay healthcare exchange launch

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 00:33