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WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday released changes to their healthcare bill to replace Obamacare, adding a measure that would penalize those who let their insurance coverage lapse for an extended period, following criticism that the original bill would result in a sicker – and more expensive – insurance pool. President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans in Congress have been pushing to repeal and replace Obamacare, Democratic former President Barack Obama’s signature domestic legislation. The Senate bill unveiled last week was immediately criticized by both conservatives and moderates in the party, casting doubt over whether Republicans could win passage. They have only a 52-seat majority in the 100-seat Senate. There were no signs yet if the revisions to the bill would sway any Republicans who had opposed the original measure. Senate leaders want to hold a vote on the bill before the July 4 recess that starts at the end of this week. But …

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