GOP leaders aim to vote on ACA repeal by inauguration

The leaders of the House and Senate budget committees are planning to vote in the first week of January to repeal most of the ACA, a Senate Republican aide told The Hill.

Republican lawmakers would use a reconciliation bill, which allows budget bills to pass the Senate with a simple majority, to repeal the health reform law and avoid a filibuster by Senate Democrats.

Sources told The Hill the reconciliation bill would likely resemble Congress's 2015 ACA repeal bill, which was vetoed by President Barack Obama.

Although the vote to repeal the ACA could take place as soon as Jan. 5, lawmakers said a delay of up to 18 months will be included in any bill to dismantle the ACA to prevent millions of Americans from losing healthcare coverage, according to the report.

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