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Republican bid to scrap healthcare reform hits snag


Another key battle over healthcare reform could come by March when a temporary funding measure for the government runs out. Republicans balked at US$1 billion to start implementing the healthcare law as part of a bigger appropriations bill that Democrats failed to move last year.

Lawmakers opted instead for a stop-gap measure that keeps funding mostly at current levels through March 4.

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