The U.S. senate voting in the early hours of Thursday to begin drafting legislation to scrap the president’s signature health insurance program, a top priority for Republicans, not least Donald Trump.
They’re using a special budget procedure that allows them to axe the Affordable Heathcare Act by a simple majority, meaning no votes from Democrats are needed.
There is a lingering question, though: what’s going to take its place?
Some Republicans are worried that they’re voting to get rid of Obamacare without a clear healthcare plan of their own, And just to add to the pressure, Trump says he wants a repeal and a replacement to happen at essentially the same time.
The resolution now goes to the House of Representatives, which is expected to vote on it this week.