Senate Republicans claim they have the votes to pass a bill that will repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. GOP leadership says it expects a vote on a budget reconciliation bill aimed at gutting the health law as early as Thursday.

Again, there's no chance the bill will become law, at least not before President Obama leaves office in January 2017. But Republicans hope that getting a repeal bill on the president's desk will amount to a symbolic victory it can present to American voters.

In an attempt to get three skeptical conservatives on board with the repeal effort — including presidential candidates Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz — Senate Republicans have broadened the reconciliation bill, which previously was going to only repeal the Cadillac tax and the insurance mandates.

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