U.S. Republicans left scrambling after health bill sinks again

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The collapse of Republicans’ push to repeal and replace Obamacare in the U.S. Senate set up a possible repeal-only vote and clouded the path forward for President Donald Trump’s other domestic policy goals, rattling financial markets on Tuesday.

After two Republicans said they would not back the latest Obamacare rollback bill, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell threw in the towel and was weighing a vote on simply repealing the 2010 healthcare law with no replacement.

After almost six months office, Trump still has no major legislative achievements. As the Obamacare rollback collapsed in the Senate, his counterparts in the House of Representatives unveiled a budget plan putting a proposed tax code overhaul on the same partisan procedural path that led to the anti-Obamacare initiative’s chaotic downfall late on Monday.

Source: U.S. Republicans left scrambling after health bill sinks again

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