Health Care Reform Collapses In Senate, President Trump Urges Republicans To Repeal ObamaCare
By CBS NEWS // July 18, 2017
ABOVE VIDEO: Senate Republican leaders changed their Obamacare replacement bill, but they could not save it. The effort to pass health care reform has officially collapsed.
(CBS NEWS) – Senate Republican leaders changed their Obamacare replacement bill, but they could not save it. The effort to pass health care reform has officially collapsed.
It fell apart when Senators Mike Lee, of Utah, and Jerry Moran, of Kansas, came out against the bill on Monday night. Their opposition surprised the White House.
That makes four GOP senators promising to vote no, so the plan could never get the 50 votes it needed to pass.
As CBS News correspondent Nancy Cordes reports, Senate leader Mitch McConnell is reverting quickly to Plan C, and it’s a Hail Mary pass that puts a number of his own Republican members in a tough spot. He’s asking them to vote on a straight-up repeal of most of Obamacare, no replacement — a bill they passed two years ago when the stakes were a lot lower because they knew it would never become law.
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Republicans should just REPEAL failing ObamaCare now & work on a new Healthcare Plan that will start from a clean slate. Dems will join in!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 18, 2017