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Senate rejects GOP-led bid to repeal healthcare law
Los Angeles Times

Senate Democrats on Wednesday turned aside a bid by Republicans to repeal the new healthcare law, in the first Senate test of the sweeping overhaul that President Obama signed last March.

The move to attach the repeal to an aviation bill got just 47 votes, all from Republicans, falling 13 shy of the 60-vote supermajority needed. Fifty-one senators voted against repeal.