The Health 202: Murkowski, Collins And … McCain Sink Obamacare Overhaul Effort
The Health 202: Murkowski, Collins and … McCain sink Obamacare overhaul effort
THE PROGNOSISRepublicans’ seven-year quest to wipe out President Obama’s Affordable Care Act came to a crashing halt around 1:30 this morning, when Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) shockingly bucked his party and voted against a scaled-down repeal bill that emerged as the Senate’s last-ditch effort. It’s now clear that replacing Obamacare — or even repealing small parts of it — may be forever a pipe dream for President Trump and the GOP, whose deep divisions over the U.S. health-care system proved unbridgeable in the end.
Gasps broke out around the Senate chamber early this morning as McCain walked to the dais …