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‘Skinny repeal’ of Obamacare fails in the Senate

photo courtesy Office of Roger Wicker, screenshot taken from video of Wicker on Senate floor, 7/28/2017

What may have been the last chance to repeal the Affordable Care Act failed early Friday morning, according to Fox News. 

The measure failed 51-49, rounding off seven years of Republicans fighting to repeal Obamacare. Mississippi Senators Roger Wicker and Thad Cochran voted in favor of the repeal.

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Republican Senator John McCain cast the final vote that failed the “Skinny Repeal” of the Affordable Care Act.

The plan would have allowed for states to seek consumer protection vouchers from the ACA, denied funding to Planned Parenthood, and suspended taxes on certain medical equipment.

Prior to the vote, Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss) took to the podium to rally against Obamacare and push for repeal.

“Republicans ran on a promise to repeal and replace Obamacare,” said Wicker. “And Republicans prevailed at the ballot box on that platform.”

Wicker warned that voters are watching.

“They’re checking the media… they’re wondering if a campaign promise is going to be kept,” said Wicker.





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