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Reports: Senate OKs Resolution to Draft Legislation Repealing Affordable Care Act

The Senate has approved a budget resolution that instructs committees to draft legislation that would repeal the Affordable Care Act, the Washington Post reported Thursday.

Kelsey Snell and Mike DeBonis write the resolution passed in a 51-48 vote and will go to the House of Representatives which could hold a vote on Friday.

The resolution directs House and Senate committees to draft repeal legislation by January 27 and both chambers of Congress need to vote on the resulting legislation, Reuters reported.

President-elect Donald Trump said he will present a replacement plan when Rep. Tom Price (R-Georgia) gets Senate approval to lead the Department of Health and Human ServicesSusan Cornwell wrote.

Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pennsylvania) said “moderate lawmakers” have concerns on starting the repeal process without replacement plans, the Post stated.

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