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GOP debate brings back Obamacare fight, albeit briefly

The second Republican presidential debate, still missing lead candidate Donald Trump, spanned drug prices, the opioid crisis, gender affirming care, and even the notion to resurrect Obamacare repeal attempts. No, really.


Former Vice President Mike Pence suggested he’d be ready to peel back Affordable Care Act authorities in the name of states’ rights. “It’s my intention to make the federal government smaller by returning to the states those resources and programs that are rightfully theirs,” he told the California audience. “That means all Obamacare funding, all housing funding, all HHS funding, all of it goes back to the states.”

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