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Second U.S. House panel approves Obamacare replacement plan
March 9, 2017 / 7:01 PM / 9 months ago

Second U.S. House panel approves Obamacare replacement plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Republican plan backed by President Donald Trump to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system passed through a second congressional panel on Thursday, despite controversy among lawmakers, hospitals and insurers about its unknown costs and impact on coverage.

Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) speaks during a marathon House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on a potential replacement for the Affordable Care Act on Capitol Hill in Washington March 9, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

The House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee approved the proposal to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama’s “Affordable Care Act” by a vote of 31-23, after debating the draft legislation for more than 24 hours.

The plan had been approved early on Thursday by the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee.

Reporting by Susan Cornwell; Editing by David Alexander

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