On the first day of the new Congress, Republican US Senator Mike Enzi introduced a resolution allowing for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, according to a statement from Enzi’s office reported by Reuters.

The move by the Senate’s budget committee chairman on the first day of the new Congress set in motion the Republican majority’s promise to repeal the 2010 Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, as its first major legislative item.

Republicans have said the repeal process could take months and that developing replacement health insurance plans could take years. More than 20 million previously uninsured Americans gained health coverage through Obamacare.

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