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WASHINGTON — Pennsylvania’s two U.S. senators agree on this much: There is a good chance in the next few weeks that Senate Republicans will craft — and possibly pass — a bill to repeal former President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.
That’s about as far as the bipartisan consensus goes, however. Republicans hope to pass a measure before July 4, and it remains to be seen how much fire Obamacare defenders can train on a measure that is being crafted in secret.
Senate leaders hand-picked Pennsylvania Republican Pat Toomey to help craft legislation. His Democratic counterpart, Bob Casey, is fighting it at every turn.
Mr. Casey, a normally soft-spoken, mild-mannered lawmaker, is so angered by the proposal that it triggered a four-letter word that seldom crosses his lips.
The House Republican plan, which is the basis for Senate talks, includes big tax breaks for the richest Americans.
“Why the hell should that be part of a health care debate?” Mr. Casey said.
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