US Senate rejects Obamacare repeal bill in blow to Trump (Third Lead)
US Senate rejects Obamacare repeal bill in blow to Trump (Third Lead)
U.S. Senate narrowly votes to proceed on healthcare with boost from McCainMore
30 July, 2017, 00:33
Staff of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) crafted the new bill, which was under discussion all afternoon and posted publicly late Thursday evening.
That effort failed, but now the plan is evidently for Republicans to work on a new bill that can be brought forward in a few weeks; at least, this is what President Trump wants to happen. They are Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Susan Collins of ME and, providing the decisive vote, Sen.
3 Republicans and 48 Democrats let the American people down.
The "skinny repeal" bill doesn't, prompting the two leading insurance industry lobbying groups to warn that premiums could rise and insurers could drop out of the market if the individual mandate is not replaced. "The stated goal was to advance policies to lower premiums, but the "skinny" bill would do the exact opposite, harming patients across the country".
Of course, even if Ryan promises to take the matter to a conference committee, there's no guarantee that the process would produce a new bill that could pass both the House and the Senate. There are going to be plenty of input from all affected by the health care law ready to speak to committees in the Senate and the House, as soon as the hearings start. It is possible that the House will vote on a motion to go to conference on Friday before they leave town as that assurance. By having a conference, the senators hope they can change the "skinny" bill before a final vote.
Ryan said the Senate must vote first on whatever compromise is reached by House and Senate negotiators.
"While the amendment would have repealed some of Obamacare's most burdensome regulations, it offered no replacement to actually reform our healthcare system and deliver affordable, quality healthcare to our citizens", McCain said, according to the report. "That's the hardest thing about politics these days is that people feel they are obligated to vote down party lines". "We have to keep working at this until we get the job done". Several said they would only vote for the so-called skinnyrepeal on the condition that the House never take it up and it never becomes law.
Despite last-minute pleas from Vice President Mike Pence on Capitol Hill, Senate Republicans were unable to push through a bill early Friday morning that would have repealed parts of the Affordable Care Act, which was passed in 2010.
"Unquestionably, the leadership at the top is responsible", the Alabama congressman and US Senate candidate replied.
The setback leaves Trump without a major legislative win after more than six months in power, despite Republicans controlling the White House, Senate and House. The parliamentarian said the original bill - which just applied to Planned Parenthood - did not adhere to the Senate's rules for reconciliation, though the "skinny bill" could broaden the impact to additional providers. From passage, the bill could go straight to the House floor for a vote, or move into a conference committee. "I don't think that is going to work in the end".
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Forced into a vote by Donald Trump , the Senate has so far failed to pass a bill to repeal and/or replace Obamacare . Rand Paul introduced the amendment - within two years , and come up with a replacement plan in the meantime.
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