U.S. Senate votes to unravel Obamacare, defund Planned Parenthood

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The U.S. Senate has voted to repeal key elements of President Barack Obama’s health care law and cut most of Planned Parenthood’s federal funding, but Obama is expected to veto the legislation.

In a vote late on Thursday, Senate Republicans succeeded in passing the measure in a 52-47 vote. The bill will now head to the U.S. House, where it is likely to pass, and will then proceed to Obama’s desk.

H.R. 3762 would repeal key elements of the Affordable Care Act and cut federal funding for Planned Parenthood by 80 percent for one year. Republicans have long sought to repeal Obama’s signature healthcare reform law, and recently set their sights on Planned Parenthood.

Earlier this week, the White House said Obama would veto the bill if it were to pass the U.S. Congress.

“Repealing key elements of the Affordable Care Act would result in millions of individuals remaining uninsured or losing the insurance they have today,” the White House said in a statement. “The Senate amendment to H.R. 3762 would roll back coverage gains and would cost millions of hard-working middle-class families the security of affordable health coverage they deserve.”

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