Some Democrats say they are willing to work with Republicans in replacing ObamaCare

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Republicans will need at least eight Democratic votes in the Senate to pass a replacement to the Affordable Care Act, and some Democrats tell Politico that they're willing to be flexible when the time comes. Republicans will fill 52 seats when President-elect Donald Trump enters the White House, and while Democrats won't initially vote to repeal ObamaCare, 10 members will be up for re-election in 2018 in states that Donald Trump won and could be under intense pressure to be friendly toward the Republican alternative.

"If they want to change things around the edges, fix some of the things we agree ought to be fixed and call it TrumpCare, that's okay," said Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), who will face re-election in 2018. Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri agreed, saying, "If it makes sense, I think there'll be a lot of Democrats who would be for it."

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