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ACA repeal through reconciliation looms for Republicans
Modern Healthcare

Congressional Republicans face a loose deadline next Friday to enact a procedure that would set up repeal of the Affordable Care Act. But the process is more likely to play out as political theater than a threat to the healthcare law.

Earlier this year, Republicans teed up a budget procedure called reconciliation, which creates a fast track for the Senate to bypass a filibuster and pass legislation on a simple majority. Republicans included reconciliation in this spring’s budget discussions for the “sole purpose of repealing the president’s job-killing healthcare law,” according to the House’s resolution from April.