March 24, 2017 / 1:29 PM / in 4 months

House rules panel clears Trump-backed Obamacare repeal bill for debate

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Legislation that would repeal Obamacare and replace it with a more limited healthcare program for the uninsured was cleared for debate and votes on Friday in the U.S. House of Representatives by the House Rules Committee.

The legislation, opposed by Democrats, is being brought to the House floor after President Donald Trump late on Thursday demanded a vote even though it was unclear whether there were enough Republicans supporting it to win passage.

Reporting by Richard Cowan; Editing by David Alexander

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