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Schumer on Republican Obamacare repeal: it's their responsibility
January 4, 2017 / 5:29 PM / a year ago

Schumer on Republican Obamacare repeal: it's their responsibility

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Wednesday that Democrats in Congress want to see Republican lawmakers’ plan for a replacement healthcare program before they repeal the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) participates in a mock swearing in with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden during the opening day of the 115th Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 3, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

“They want to repeal it and then try to hang it on us. Not going to happen. It’s their responsibility, plain and simple,” Schumer said at a news conference after President Barack Obama met with Democratic lawmakers to discuss preserving his signature health care plan.

Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Bill Trott

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