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Senate rejects Obamacare repeal without replacement

Senate rejects Obamacare repeal without replacement

"In the end, this effort to ram through legislation that would have robbed tens of millions of America's families of their health insurance failed because enough Senators made a decision to ignore misguided calls to party loyalty, and instead sided with the needs of the people of their states".

The majority of groups were major health care advocacy organizations, including the Cancer Advocacy Network, the March of Dimes, the American Lung Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Typically, legislation in the Senate requires 60 votes or more to avoid a filibuster.

"The Affordable Care Act has always been about something bigger than politics - it's about the character of our country", the statement said.

As votes were being cast, all eyes were on Sen.

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Trump advocated for a lower threshold, adding that "so many great future bills & budgets" ought to be able to pass with only 51 votes. The sad fact is that many Republican constituencies stand to be harmed by a repeal and ill-thought replacement bill as much as anyone else.

Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer of NY, minority leader, stressed that Democrats had been "locked out" of the recent health care debate and he warned that the Republican plan will "certainly mean drastic cuts" in Medicaid and would cause many to lose health care insurance. Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.), Susan Collins (Maine), Dean Heller (Nev.), John McCain (Ariz.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), and Rob Portman (Ohio) with a final vote of 55-45, according to CNN.

After the Senate on Wednesday rejected a measure that would have repealed major provisions of the health law but would not have provided a replacement, Senate Republicans are trying to unite behind a so-called "skinny repeal" that would only undo select provisions, according to the Associated Press. Her counterpart in the Senate, Chuck Schumer of NY, said after the votes that Democrats who resisted the GOP legislation "are not celebrating".

McConnell put the health bill on hold and announced that the Senate would move onto other legislation next week.


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