U.S. Democrat Sees Health Law Surviving Repeal Move

Reuters

A leading U.S. Senate Democrat said Tuesday that President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul will likely survive an effort by Senate Republicans to repeal the year-old law.

Senator Charles Schumer told reporters that there is enough support in the Senate to keep the healthcare law intact. All 47 Senate Republicans have backed a bill to repeal the law. But that falls short of the 60 needed to overcome procedural hurdles in the 100-member Senate. Republicans may try to offer the repeal, which pass the House on Jan. 19, as an amendment to an unrelated airline safety bill as early this week.

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