Breaking: Senate Rejects Straight Repeal of Obamacare Without Replacement
The Republican controlled Senate failed to pass a repeal of the Obamacare on Wednesday afternoon. They had just voted against repeal and replace last night.
The vote was 45-55, with seven Republicans voting to keep Obamacare
Here are the seven Senators:
- Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va
- Susan Collins, R-Maine
- Dean Heller, R-Nev
- John McCain, R-Ariz
- Rob Portman, R-Ohio
- Lisa Murkowski, R
- Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn
**This means a bill to repeal Obamacare and replace now will not happen.
According to NBC:
Wednesday’s vote was on the same measure that passed both the House and the Senate in 2015 and was vetoed by President Barack Obama.
Conservatives enthusiastically voted for it, but some Republicans, especially moderates, are concerned that it would leave too many people without insurance. They would prefer to have something to replace it with, but Republicans have so far been unable to reach agreement on the details of how to do that. Just 43 Republicans voted for the most recent version of the Senate replacement bill Tuesday night.
The Senate will now move on to vote on a series of amendments on individual health care reform measures. Those that pass would then likely be cobbled together into a bill, known as a “skinny” repeal.
This morning President Trump singled out Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, in a tweet for her vote yesterday against even proceeding with the debate. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine was the only other Republicans to oppose the vote.
Senator @lisamurkowski of the Great State of Alaska really let the Republicans, and our country, down yesterday. Too bad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017
The Republicans voted for this exact same bill, repealing Obamacare without replacement, time and time again, when they knew Barack Obama was going to veto it. Now that it actually means something they are afraid to get anything productive done.
The Establishment, with a capital E, is against President Trump. They are Republicans and Democrats, and they are not looking out for the good of the American people. The Establishment are elites who only care about their own power, prestige and special interest money.
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