GOP can't sink Obamacare yet

Politics 7/18/2017, 3:14 AM
GOP can't sink Obamacare yet

GOP Senators Mike Lee of Utah and Jerry Moran of Kansas said on Monday evening they won't vote to advance the Senate's Obamacare repeal bill, killing the bill in its current form, US media reported. The Senate previously delayed a vote on the measure because of news that Senator John McCain had to have surgery he is now recovering from. Republicans have a narrow majority and need all but two of their senators to vote yes if they were to pass the legislation.

Moran and Lee are the third and fourth GOP senators to say they would not support their party’s Obamacare replacement plan as written. Maine's Susan Collins and Kentucky's Rand Paul said earlier they would oppose the Republican health-care overhaul.

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