Portman votes down Obamacare repeal, says it would be 'disastrous'

Six Ways Trump is Trying to Make Sure Obamacare Fails

The United States Senate has rejected a Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Health Care, popularly known as Obamacare which has been relentlessly criticised by President Donald Trump.

Republican Sens. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska opposed the vote for debate. And just his unexpected presence could make it more hard for some Republicans to vote against even considering the procedural bill, the Associated Press reported. Rand Paul introduced the amendment - within two years, and come up with a replacement plan in the meantime. Unfortunately for Mitch McConnell, but fortunately for millions of Americans who stand to lose their health insurance, seven Republicans dissented, and the bill failed by a score of 55-45.

The proposal the Senate shot down on Wednesday would have gutted the individual and employer mandates, end Medicaid expansion - one of the most contentious parts of the bill - and roll back numerous ACA's taxes.

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On the Senate floor, McCain said he would not vote for the health care bill until a number of provisions supported by Gov. Doug Ducey were passed.

However, about half a dozen Republican lawmakers kept their cards close to the vest until the last moment on how they would vote, having expressed serious doubts about the legislative alternatives to ObamaCare presented to date.

On Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence broke a 50-50 tie on a motion to proceed with debate about upending the current healthcare law. Arizona Senator John McCain returned to Capitol Hill to cast a decisive vote to open debate, only a week after being diagnosed with brain cancer.

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Leaders were openly discussing a "skinny bill" repealing unpopular parts of the statute like its tax penalties on people not buying coverage - a tactic aimed chiefly at letting Senate-House bargainers seek a final compromise.

At a rally in Ohio, Trump took a victory lap and said: 'We're now one step closer to liberating our citizens from this Obamacare nightmare and delivering great health care to the American people'.

The so-called "skinny repeal" is one of several bills being considered in the Senate on Wednesday. If a compromise is reached, it's back to the Senate and House to vote on it.

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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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