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House OKs GOP health bill, a step toward Obamacare repeal
Plan now goes to the Senate, where opposition is expected to be strong
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White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, center, walks near the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday. The Republican health care bill, a top-flight priority the party nearly left for dead six weeks ago, narrowly passed a House showdown vote. - photo by Andrew Harnik
WASHINGTON — Relieved Republicans muscled their health care bill through the House Thursday, taking their biggest step toward dismantling the Obama health care overhaul since Donald Trump took office. They won passage only after overcoming their own divisions that nearly sank the measure six weeks ago. Jubilant Republicans, celebrating what they hope will soon be the demise of “Obamacare,” sang the pop song, “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” as the end of the voting neared.