February 27, 2017 / 7:37 PM / 3 years ago

Republicans will fail in Obamacare repeal bid: top Senate Democrat

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) (L) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speak at the National Press Club ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump's address to a joint session of Congress in Washington, DC, U.S. February 27, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate predicted on Monday that Republicans would fall short of their stated goal of repealing former Democratic President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law.

“The odds are very high we will keep ACA,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told reporters at a news conference, referring to the Affordable Care Act, which is commonly known as Obamacare. “It will not be repealed.”

Reporting by Richard Cowan; Writing by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Jonathan Oatis

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