Friday, July 28, 2017

Republican health care bill defeated

1:40 am.  Vote on partial repeal, the skinny repeal, of the Affordable Act.

 Senator John McCain joined Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski and all 48 Democratic senators in defeating the Republican Partial Repeal of Obamacare bill, the so-called "skinny repeal" bill, with a vote of 51 to 49.

The Affordable Care Act survives.  Since the Republican bill did not pass, all the talk of conference committee is irrelevant.   However, Minority leader Chuck Schumer called for bipartisan members to work together in the Health Committee to make improvements in the ACA.

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