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Republicans are finally on the brink of achieving a major symbolic victory by passing a bill to repeal major portions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. They're anticipated to pass the bill today, reports NPR. It's a moment Republicans have hungered for since the landmark health law was passed five-and-a-half years ago with not one GOP vote.

Although an Obamacare repeal bill has been in the works for months, until recently it was only expected to target several of the law's important funding mechanisms, notably the insurance mandate for individuals and businesses as well as the Cadillac tax.

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