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Four Republican senators have come out against the Senate's ACA replacement bill.

(Of course, McConnell is now moving to repeal with no replacement, so the fight's not over yet. Keep calling!)

But I have to celebrate this moment. If someone had told me in January that we'd get this far, I wouldn't have believed it! With luck, they'll find out that the straight repeal is just as unworkable as they thought it would be in February when they decided against it. And either way, we've made them spend six months on internal backstabbing, badmouthing, and time wasting that they can't get back, and a lot of ill will generated within the Republican caucus that won't be forgiven without a lot of effort.

Date: 2017-07-18 06:01 pm (UTC)
stardreamer: Meez headshot (Default)
From: [personal profile] stardreamer
And remember that two of the no votes are because the bill doesn't go far enough toward hurting poor people. They won't get those two back on board without losing others.

Straight repeal is still a threat, though. We can't afford to relax yet.

Date: 2017-07-18 10:31 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] chanter_greenie
Straight repeal is if not shot, then in jeopardy, per NPR this noon.

Date: 2017-07-19 03:40 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sathari
It appears, per NYT and WaPo, that straight repeal died the death at the hands of Susan Collins, Shelley Moore Capito, and Lisa Murkowski. I'm squeeing SO HARD!
Edited Date: 2017-07-19 03:41 am (UTC)

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