Republican Replacement Healthcare Falls Short

After Republicans approved the right to proceed to debate about the replacement of Obamacare, an immediate replacement plan fell far short of the 60 votes needed. The legislation fell 43-57 with nine Republican senators and all Democratic senators rejecting a repeal and replace bill of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has considered a new approach to keeping Republican hope’s alive with a slimmed-down bill that would repeal a few major provisions of the ACA. A slimmed down bill would have a better chance of persuading moderate Republicans to vote for the legislation, placing Obamacare under threat.

Source: NYT

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