Trump supporters in Georgia "soul searching" after Obamacare vote

Senate rejects Obama Care repeal replacement amendment

Senate rejects Obama Care repeal replacement amendment

Three Republicans, including Senator John McCain, voted against the repeal to the Affordable Care Act of 2010. The 80-year-old Arizona senator made a dramatic return to the Capitol Tuesday after being diagnosed with brain cancer, when he cast a decisive procedural vote that for a time advanced the legislation.

Republican senators including John McCain and Lindsey Graham said Thursday they want assurances from the House that there will be a conference before voting for a so-called "skinny" bill to repeal Obamacare.

Senator John Thune of South Dakota, the No. 3 Republican leader, said a plan also might eliminate Obamacare's requirement that most employers offer insurance to their workers, as well as a medical-device tax estimated to generate nearly $20 billion over a decade.

At the same time, Meadows said, he's thinks the House and Senate might feel enough pressure to forge a final agreement.

"It's time to move on", he said.

GOOD MORNING, BLOGTOWN! But where the hell do you get off telling me your mama said I'm not what you need? In an impassioned speech on the day he returned, he had called for bipartisanship on major issues of national concern, and a return to the "regular order" of legislating by committee.

"While the amendment would have repealed some of Obamacare's most burdensome regulations, it offered no replacement to actually reform our healthcare system and deliver affordable, quality health care to our citizens", McCain said.

"It's time to turn the page", said Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of NY. "I would say to my dear friend, the majority leader, we are not celebrating".

"Hello, he only needed 51 in the health care bill and couldn't do it", Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., helpfully reminded reporters. "This effort will continue", he said.

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Later Wednesday, the Senate voted down two more proposals related to health care.

Seven Republicans joined all Democrats in rejecting a measure by Republican Sen.

For the moment, the Affordable Care Act, which extended health insurance to 20 million people and drove the percentage of uninsured people to historic lows, remains in place and must be overseen by an administration that is hostile to it.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, in a statement earlier on Thursday, expressed his willingness to negotiate with the Senate on drafting a bill that could be signed by Trump, reports Efe news.

"Go Republican Senators, Go!" Earlier this week, MacDonough ruled that a measure in the bill to allow individual-market insurers to charge older people premiums five times higher than younger people can not be passed under Senate budget reconciliation rules.

"Both sides will have to give". But shortly afterwards, his words received varied responses from three GOP senators who had insisted on a clear commitment from Mr Ryan.

While Ryan was able to secure House passage of a comprehensive bill to gut Obamacare in May, McConnell earlier in the week was unable to win passage of similarly broad healthcare legislation amid intraparty squabbling and competing demands by hard-line conservatives and moderates.

One possibility taking shape in talks among senators was a "skinny repeal" that would abolish just a few of the key elements of Obama's law including its mandates that everyone purchase insurance and its taxes that all Republican senators can agree to oppose. The idea of repealing and replacing Obamacare won't be "dead" if sharply different measures head into negotiations, he said.