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Senate rejects ‘skinny repeal’ of ACA as McCain casts decisive vote

In the end, the survival of the Affordable Care Act came down to the man who made a dramatic return to the Senate this week after undergoing brain surgery.

Sen. John McCain, an Arizona Republican, joined GOP Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska early Friday morning in voting against the so-called “skinny repeal’’ of the ACA.

The measure was defeated by a vote of 49 to 51, with all Senate Democrats voting against it. Both Georgia Republican senators, Johnny Isakson and David Perdue, voted in favor of the proposal.

With the historic vote, the ACA, which has survived two ...

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Single-payer? The Senate voting heads toward ‘skinny bill’

The health care talkathon that consumed the U.S. Senate on Thursday afternoon included a seemingly strange vote on launching a “single-payer’’ government-run system.

The amendment was introduced by, of all people, a Republican – Sen. Steve Daines of Montana.

It drew exactly zero ‘’Yes’’ votes. That included liberal Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, a longtime advocate of single-payer, which would install a Medicare-like system for everyone. Republicans have consistently opposed such a move.

Democrats and their allies, including Sanders, denounced the Thursday amendment as a GOP maneuver to get them on the record regarding their support — or lack thereof — for a single-payer system. Senators voted 0-57 on the amendment.

The single-payer ...

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More votes coming after senators reject ‘repeal and delay’

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected an attempt to repeal major parts of the Affordable Care Act, its second failure within 24 hours to unravel the 2010 law.

The vote on the proposal to repeal ACA provisions without providing a replacement was 45-55, with both Georgia senators – Republicans Johnny Isakson and David Perdue – voting in favor of the measure.

But Senate voting on an ACA overhaul is far from over.

GOP senators now may turn to the idea of a “skinny repeal,” a pared-down bill that would include eliminating the mandate on individuals to have coverage, and the requirement for employers with 50 or more workers to offer affordable insurance to ...

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Senate narrowly moves ACA repeal bill forward

Senate Republicans took a dramatic step toward fulfilling their promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday by approving a motion to begin debate on a health care overhaul.

The 50-50 vote on the procedural motion forced a tie-breaking vote by Vice President Mike Pence.

Sen. John McCain, Republican of Arizona, returned to the Capitol on Tuesday after recently undergoing brain surgery in his home state. He cast a crucial vote to let the measure proceed.

The outcome represents at least a partial victory for President Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and others who have sought to repeal the ACA — ...

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Senate rejects ‘skinny repeal’ of ACA as McCain casts decisive vote
In the end, the survival of the Affordable Care Act came down to the...
Single-payer? The Senate voting heads toward ‘skinny bill’
The health care talkathon that consumed the U.S. Senate on Thursday afternoon included a seemingly strange...
More votes coming after senators reject ‘repeal and delay’
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected an attempt to repeal major parts of the Affordable Care...
Senate narrowly moves ACA repeal bill forward
Senate Republicans took a dramatic step toward fulfilling their promise to repeal the Affordable...
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