July 18, 2017

The GOP’s Healthcare Bill Is Dead

Here’s who to thank (or blame)

by Chris Thomas

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After more than 50 votes to repeal Obamacare, a replacement attempt in the House that died in the Senate, and two failed Senate attempts at ‚Äúrepeal and replace‚ÄĚ the GOP is abandoning its efforts to replace the¬†ACA.

The next step will be a repeal vote, which, unlike the replacement effort, will be ineligible for the arcane ‚Äúbudget reconciliation‚ÄĚ process and will thus be subject to a Democratic filibuster, requiring 60 votes to end debate and pass the¬†Senate.

Why It Matters

President Trump has called on the Senate to end the filibuster in order to push through the repeal measure, a move which would diminish the power of the minority in the Senate as well as that of individual Senators. Such a change to the rules would be a political ‚Äúhail-mary‚ÄĚ but it represents the best hope Republicans have of delivering on the party‚Äôs signature issue of the last¬†decade.

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Who Opposed the ‚ÄúRepeal and¬†Replace‚ÄĚ

Senate

  • Mike Lee¬†(R-UT)
  • Jerry Moran¬†(R-KS)
  • Rand Paul¬†(R-KY)
  • Susan Collins¬†(R-ME)

House

  • Andy Biggs (R-AZ¬†5)
  • Mike Coffman (R-CO¬†6)
  • Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL¬†27)
  • Thomas Massie (R-KY¬†4)
  • Walter B. Jones (R-NC¬†3)
  • Frank A. LoBiondo (R-NJ¬†2)
  • Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ¬†4)
  • Leonard Lance (R-NJ¬†7)
  • Dan Donovan (R-NY¬†11)
  • John Katko (R-NY¬†24)
  • Michael R. Turner (R-OH¬†10)
  • David Joyce (R-OH¬†14)
  • Ryan A. Costello (R-PA¬†6)
  • Patrick Meehan (R-PA¬†7)
  • Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA¬†8)
  • Charlie Dent (R-PA¬†15)
  • Will Hurd (R-TX¬†23)
  • Barbara Comstock (R-VA¬†10)
  • Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA¬†3)
  • Dave Reichert (R-WA¬†8)
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