US Senate votes to dismiss Obamacare in symbolic vote

By REUTERS
December 4, 2015 05:02

 
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WASHINGTON- After five years of failed attempts, US Senate Republicans on Thursday passed a symbolic bill to gut President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform law, but Obama has vowed to veto the measure.

The Republican-controlled Senate voted 52-47 to repeal several core Obamacare provisions under special budget procedural rules that allow for passage with a simple majority rather than the 60-vote threshold needed for most legislation in the Senate.

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