Robert Byrd

What's next: Senate GOP considers "skinny" health care bill

Republican senators were looking to go skinny Wednesday as they struggled to repeal key parts of former President Barack Obama's health law.

Their definition of skinny, however, is evolving and could change many times before they pass a bill — if they pass a bill.

One version of the skinny bill would repeal mandates on individuals to buy health insurance and on large businesses to offer health insurance to employees. It would also repeal a tax on medical devices.

It would leave the rest of Obamacare intact, falling well short of Republican promises to dismantle the 2010 law.

"It's just a vehicle to get into conference (with House Republicans) so it may...

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