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Olga Khazan, The Atlantic
The Senate began the process of dismantling Obamacare early Thursday morning, passing a budget blueprint that sets the stage for a formal repeal vote, potentially within a few weeks. The step is, for now, procedural, but it signals Republican lawmakers are following through on their longstanding promises to axe the law. In his press conference this week, President-elect Donald Trump assured Americans once again that Obamacare will be repealed and replaced, “essentially, simultaneously.”