Eighteen US states have sued President Donald Trump’s to stop him from planned cut in subsidies to insurance companies under Obamacare. But experts say the states face an uphill legal battle.
The US president has made it easier for insurers to sell low-cost plans that critics warn would also provide less quality coverage.
Senate Republicans, short of votes, abandoned their latest and possibly final attempt to kill the healthcare law, just ahead of a critical end-of-the-week deadline.
A healthcare bill being unveiled by US Senate Republicans this week is expected to roll back the Obamacare expansion of the Medicaid healthcare programme for the poor and reshape subsidies to low-income people buying private insurance.
The White House played down suggestions that the vote was delayed due to lack of support saying it would take place on Friday and would pass.
Opposition Democrats have warned against repealing the former president's healthcare plan, saying it will leave tens of millions of Americans without access to affordable medical care.
Republicans have long sought to dismantle Obamacare, insisting it is unworkable and expensive. President Trump has promised to "repeal and replace" the Act, but no one knows what to expect under a new plan.
One of the biggest objectives of the new Republican administration is to repeal the outgoing president's signature healthcare programme.
Parliament is now set to debate the bill in January after it was cleared by the commission early on Friday.
The UK government is looking at new laws to deal with the growing national problem.
The Obama administration orders public schools to allow transgender students to use the restroom they think best fits their gender.
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