Obamacare deal hits the skids in Senate

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(Worthy News) - A bipartisan deal to fund Obamacare payments stalled in the Senate Wednesday after President Trump derided the payments as "bailouts," but Republicans behind the package are trying to keep the deal alive.

In addition to Trump, who tweeted that he opposes the agreement Wednesday morning, members of Senate leadership on Wednesday cast skepticism about the deal brokered by Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., to fund the insurer payments for two years in exchange for changes to the law.

"We are kind of in a holding pattern right now until there is some kind of a breakthrough between the president and Sen. Alexander," said Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., the third-ranking Republican senator. "That could happen sooner, but it also could be a December issue." [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More...) ]

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