Some people are calling efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) dead after a shocking turn of events in which three Republican Senators voted against a bill that would have repealed some, but not all, of the ACA. While efforts to repeal and replace the ACA have stalled for the moment, it would be premature to call them dead.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) conceded that it was time to move on. That was very similar to comments made by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan after initial repeal and replace efforts failed in the House in March. By May, House Republicans had crafted a compromise that passed the House.
Initially, President Trump tweeted that they should let ObamaCare implode, but more recently he has said that repeal and replace should be the Senate’s top priority. A number of Senators and Congressional representatives have also called for continued repeal efforts.
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