The Georgian at the center of the effort to kill Obamacare

Roswell Republican Tom Price, left, with House Speaker and friend Paul Ryan on Capitol Hill earlier this year. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)
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Roswell Republican Tom Price, left, with House Speaker and friend Paul Ryan on Capitol Hill earlier this year. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)

By some counts, Republicans in Congress have voted to dismantle all or part of Obamacare more than 60 times since 2011.

All those attempts were rebuffed by Democrats, who controlled the Senate until 2015, and President Barack Obama. But the fate of the 6-year-old law will change rapidly come January, and a Georgian will likely be at the center of the effort to kill it.

President-elect Donald Trump and the Republicans who lead both chambers of Congress have made repealing — and eventually replacing — the Affordable Care Act a top priority.

“It’s pretty high on our agenda, as you know,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Wednesday. “I would be shocked if we didn’t move forward and keep our commitment to the American people.”

The fast-track procedure Republicans will most likely use to avoid a Democratic filibuster in the Senate puts Georgia U.S. Rep. Tom Price, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, at the center of the effort to undo the law.

Read more here: Georgia Republican could be at center of effort to undo Obamacare

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