It's easier to agree on a catchphrase than policy, though, and the closer Republicans got to actually being able to repeal the bill, the more Americans learned about the consequences of doing it, and the less they liked the idea.
He added, "As I have always said, let ObamaCare fail and then come together and do a great healthcare plan".
McConnell said in a statement Monday night that the two senators defections made it "apparent that the effort to repeal and immediately replace the failure of Obamacare will not be successful".
U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran remains a "no" vote on the Republican's Affordable Care Act replacement bill. "This doesn't have to be the end of the story".
On top of that, polls had shown Obamacare remained popular among Americans - a survey by the Washington Post and ABC News on Monday found more than twice as many people preferred Mr Obama's programme to the proposed alternative.
One, after nearly eight years of promising repeal and repeatedly voting for it - only to be repeatedly vetoed by President Obama - congressional Republicans neglected to come up with an alternative health care program until after Trump's election meant their repeal vote actually could be enacted.
Repealing the law now and then hoping for a replacement "would create great anxiety for individuals who rely on the ACA", Collins of ME told reporters in Washington.
"Our health care system would implode, millions would lose coverage, coverage for millions more would be diminished", he said on the Senate floor. "Our healthcare system would implode, millions would lose coverage. our healthcare system would be in such a deep hole that fix would be almost impossible".
"I do not think that it's constructive to repeal a law that is so interwoven within our healthcare system without having a replacement plan in place", Collins said in a statement.
The party that spent the last seven years promising voters and donors that it would repeal Obamacare is set to fail once again-at a time when it controls both chambers of Congress and the White House.
Hey, remember when the House Republicans narrowly passed their draconian version of repeal-and-replace, and Trump feted them with a Rose Garden celebration? As expected, Obama vetoed the legislation.
Pence spoke shortly after President Donald Trump tweeted late Monday that Republicans should repeal the law and work on a new health care plan "that will start from a clean slate".
"I think it's insane", said Bill Kristol on CNBC's "Power Lunch" Tuesday.
McConnell was urging senators to advance to debate on a repeal-only bill on "Obamacare".
Trump's promises also included offering a plan to cover everyone for less cost, without any cuts to Medicaid. That's because under Senate rules, they can only repeal the parts of the law that have a budget or tax impact.
"I'm going to oppose the motion to proceed", she said. Luther Strange, R-Ala. Earlier this week McConnell delayed a showdown over the bill after Sen. A full repeal would also mean a loss of insurance and Medicaid for people in Nevada.
This comes after McConnell announced Saturday that he would delay a vote this week on the revised health care bill. Sen.
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