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Trump presses Democrats on Obamacare, urges bipartisan fix | Reuters

Firstpost Thursday, 5 January 2017 ()
WASHINGTON U.S. Republican President-elect Donald Trump kept up his attacks on Democrats and Obamacare on Thursday while calling for a bipartisan congressional effort to come up with a healthcare alternative that would lower costs and improve care.In a series of tweets, Trump, who takes office on Jan. 20, blasted Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer and his fellow Democrats, who have vowed to preserve President Barack Obama's legacy-defining healthcare law even as Republicans move ahead with their long-running bid to scrap it.Taunting Schumer as "head clown," Trump said on Twitter that Democrats are doing "the typical political thing" and casting blame."It is time for Republicans & Democrats to get together and come up with a healthcare plan that really works - much less expensive & FAR BETTER!" he said.With no replacement, the roughly 20 million people who gained health insurance under the law could see their coverage in jeopardy as early as 2018.Schumer ramped up his attacks on Trump's planned healthcare overhaul on Thursday, calling for an investigation of president-elect's pick to lead the U.S

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