Health care debate: Senate vote-a-rama and the 'skinny bill'

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"Instead, we ask senators to work with governors on solutions to problems we can all agree on: fixing our unstable insurance markets", a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Schumer said.

The vote comes amid a frantic period of debate and votes this week in the Senate as Republicans push to approve some form of Obamacare repeal.

Senator John McCain made an emotional return to the United States senate on Tuesday as Republicans voted to move forward with a debate on a Bill to repeal Obamacare.

Senate Republicans failed in another attempt to overturn the Affordable Care Act Wednesday, forcing them to next consider modestly scaling back the law rather than the outright repeal they have long promised.

All but two Republicans in the Senate voted in favor of open debate, with all Democrats opposing the vote.

Wednesday's defeat comes after the main Republican proposal to replace the ACA was defeated 43-57 on Tuesday night, falling far short of the 60 votes required for passage.

Six GOP senators-Bob Corker (TN), Tom Cotton (AR), Lindsey Graham (SC), Mike Lee (UT), Jerry Moran (KS), and Rand Paul (KY)-who voted against the replacement measure voted for repeal-only, highlighting the Senate's current difficulties in reaching a consensus on this matter.


McCain made a dramatic entrance since his brain cancer diagnosis to cast a vote to debate a repeal bill earlier Tuesday. Trump last week initially suggested he was fine with letting Obamacare collapse, then urged Republican senators to hash out a deal. Now what? - "Lawmakers will put forward some version of the Senate-passed bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA)".

And it removes Obamacare's individual mandate requiring all Americans to have health insurance or pay a tax penalty.

Senators rejected the first of the plans under consideration - many votes on the issue are expected this week.

"I want to congratulate [the] American people", he added.

If Republican senators elect to repeal key provisions of the law without immediately replacing it, the CBO estimates about 32 million consumers would lose insurance over the next 10 years.

But the Senate clerk ticked through the votes with just two Republicans - Sen.

Getting rid of the individual mandate with no other changes to the bill, according to the Congressional Budget Office, would leave 15 million more Americans without healthcare by 2026.

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