Senate Democrats fail in bid to block Trump’s Obamacare opt-out

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(Worthy News) – A largely symbolic attempt to kill a Trump administration policy allowing states to skirt Obamacare mandates fell well short in the Senate on Wednesday, even after Sen. Susan Collins crossed party lines to support the measure.

The Senate voted 43-52 to reject the resolution, which aimed to block new guidance that provides states greater leeway to overhaul their insurance markets under the Affordable Care Act.

Democrats have blasted the guidance as a major part of President Donald Trump’s campaign to undermine Obamacare, contending that it would permit red states to circumvent key insurance protections for preexisting condition protections — and violate pledges by the president and vulnerable Senate Republicans to defend those safeguards for sick Americans. [ Source: Politico (Read More…) ]

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