Mitch McConnell tosses white towel on Obamacare, cedes to Dems
00:26, Jul 30, 2017
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell arrives to speak with reporters following the successful vote to open debate on a health care bill on Capitol Hill, July 25, 2017. Along with the Democrats, GOP Senators voting against the Skinny Repeal bill include Lisa Murkowski, of Alaska, Susan Collins, of ME, and Arizona's John McCain.
After his dramatic return to the Senate this week, McCain had hoped the Senate could quickly debate and pass the defense authorization bill once health care was completed. Trump's tweet on the subject also implied that health care would no longer dominate Congress' activities, as he urged those who had voted against the bill to "let Obamacare implode, then deal". While the contents of this bill are still secret, the legislation would apparently repeal Obamacare's requirements that individuals have health insurance and that employers provide insurance to their workers, while leaving other pieces of Obamacare in place.
To Republicans, spending more government money without repealing regulations isn't a real offer to help.
Congressman Kevin Brady of Texas says addressing them in the tax bill would mean higher tax rates for families and local businesses. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.). "Virtually nothing we're doing in any of these bills and proposals are addressing the challenges, the problems, the damage done [by the Affordable Care Act]".
What he didn't do, however, was rule out eventually passing a "skinnyrepeal" bill if the conference committee fails to produce anything that can pass the Senate. They would wind down enhanced federal funding for Medicaid expansion and would send a fixed amount of money to states for the overall program.
By the way, who were the three Republican "no" votes last night?
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has taken comfort in the defeat in the Senate of a Republican-pushed measure aimed at scaling back, or partially repealing, former President Back Obama's Affordable Care Act.
Trump had called via Twitter over recent weeks for Republicans to "step up to the plate" and keep their promise to repeal Obamacare, writing repeatedly that it was up to them to get it done. But it would seek to alter the much-criticized mandates that Republicans have targeted for years.
The veteran Arizona senator said assurances from Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan that the House would be "willing" to try and improve upon the "skinnyrepeal" bill in conference "does not ease my concern that this shell of a bill could be taken up and passed at any time".
Republicans still have a lot, besides health care, on their agenda. House members and senators would have only two choices: vote yes or vote no.
American Medical Association President Dr. David Barbe said in an emailed statement was pleased the bill failed to get the votes but pushed Congress to work together to stabilize the insurance market.
The Kentucky lawmaker added: "It's time to move on". "It's why I and many of my colleagues did as we promised and voted to repeal this failed law".
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