Republican-Dominated Senate Passes Assault on Obamacare and Planned Parenthood
The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved legislation that would cripple Barack Obama’s signature health care law and Planned Parenthood.
President Obama is expected to veto the legislation, but Republicans believe it will help them scrap the Affordable Care Act if they retake the White House.
The Guardian reports:
Congress has voted dozens of times to repeal or weaken the health law and has also repeatedly voted against Planned Parenthood’s funding, but until now Democrats thwarted Republicans from shipping the legislation to the White House. […]
The Senate bill would all but erase the healthcare overhaul by dismantling some of its key pillars, including requirements that most people obtain coverage and larger employers offer it to workers.
The bill would also terminate the roughly $450m yearly in federal dollars that go to Planned Parenthood, about a third of its budget. Federal funds can be used for abortions only in rare cases.
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