GOP blame-game begins after Senate sinks health care drive

GOP blame-game begins after Senate sinks health care drive

The Republican-run Senate has rejected a GOP proposal to scuttle President Barack Obama's health care law and give Congress two years to devise a replacement. But there is fear among health policy experts that the elimination of the ACA mandates, requiring most businesses to provide insurance for their employees and requiring individuals not covered through work or government programs to purchase policies, would lead to the collapse of the existing insurance markets - potentially leading to a dismal CBO estimate of coverage effects. But he urged fellow Republican senators to pass it in order to set up a committee of House and Senate lawmakers to meld the two competing versions into a single comprehensive bill that would be wider in scope than the skinny bill. Some Republican senators had been concerned that the House would simply pass McConnell's "skinny bill" and send it to Trump. Three Republicans - Susan Collins, John McCain and Lisa Murkowski - and all Democrats voted against it.

The day following the defeat of the latest attempt to overturn the Affordable Care Act, Republicans predictably expressed disappointment, Democrats relief, and both sides uncertainty over what, exactly, comes next. "We don't have to accept it any longer", McConnell said. Trump called Pence, who handed the phone to McCain for a short discussion. Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick bragged about her Obamacare vote, saying "it's also the one I'm most proud about".

"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.

"3 Republicans and 48 Democrats let the American people down", Trump tweeted early Friday after GOP leaders failed to patch party divisions and the Senate rejected a last-ditch bill to keep the effort alive. What we tried to accomplish for the American people was the right thing for the country. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. "And at the end of it hopefully we'll have a bill that can bring us together". "If Mitch McConnell can not get the job done then those 52 Republican senators have got to get together and try to figure out who amongst them have the leadership capability of getting the job done", he said.

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Vincent DeMarco, a longtime health care advocate in Maryland, described the vote as "a bad step" toward stripping health insurance from millions of Americans and lamented that lawmakers "don't even know what they are voting for". Trump also stated that he "said from the beginning, let Obamacare implode and then do it". Republican leaders have been sending pieces of the legislation to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office to assess its impact and determine whether it complies with Senate rules. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Susan Collins of ME said no. Democrats vowed opposition as the Senate prepared for a freaky Capitol Hill ritual, a "vote-a-rama" on amendments that promised to last into the wee hours of Friday morning.

"They should have approved health care last night", Trump said Friday during a speech in Brentwood, New York. The defeat early Thursday morning of the health care bill, Brooks said, is potentially "a killer" for the rest of the Trump agenda.

Collins said it would be a "big mistake" for Republicans to pass legislation without trying seriously to work with Democrats to reach bipartisan solutions.

Yet as has happened every step of the way in the health care debate, no sooner did the "skinny bill" emerge than opposition arrayed against it.

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