September 18, 2017 / 8:10 PM / 10 months ago

Democrats to study every option to halt Obamacare repeal bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Monday his party would look at “every single option” to halt a last-ditch effort by Republicans to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law.

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks after a Democratic policy meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S. on September 6, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

“We’re going to explore every single option,” Schumer told a news conference to underscore Democratic opposition to a bill introduced by Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy that proposes replacing the 2010 Affordable Care Act.

Republicans face a two-week countdown before Senate procedural rules make it much harder for them to advance their latest bill.

Reporting by Susan Cornwell; Writing by Eric Walsh; Editing by Mohammad Zargham

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