Forget the this afternoon’s vote to VOTE….
Mitch McDonnell and his guys tried a quick vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) or the straight Ted Cruz included Repeal of the Healthcare Bill…
The Cruz Amendment would subtract up to $700 Billion form Medicaid and cut low income tax credits in favor of high income cuts….Conservatives would have been happy…But Republican moderates may have voted to have a vote. this afternoon … .But won’t just put themselves out to get politically beat up in next years Midterms…Conservatives on the other hand will not vote for something that makes moderate Republicans and Democrats happy….
Drastic cuts, or an outright repeal of the Affordable Healthcare Law just isn’t in the cards…The idea of an outright Repeal is unpopular in the national polls…
McConnell has just begun this journey….
After pushing through—on a narrow, party-line vote—a motion to proceed to debating various plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday afternoon, Republicans brought their first plan up for a vote late Tuesday night, only to watch it fail 43 to 57 in a procedural vote.
Nine Republicans joined with Democrats to kill the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA): Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Susan Collins (R-ME), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Rand Paul (R-KY), Bob Corker (R-TN), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Mike Lee (R-UT) and Dean Heller (R-NV).
Scathingly dubbed “Trumpcare 3.0” by Democrats, the bill was the Senate’s stab at crafting a replacement of the Affordable Care Act. It would have gutted more than $700 billion from Medicaid and sharply cut the tax credits available for low income people to buy health insurance….Share on Facebook