skinny repeal

Repeal Bill Fails in Senate

Tonight, by a narrow 49 to 51 vote margin, the Senate rejected the so-called "skinny repeal" amendment to the ACA. This legislation, if passed, would have removed the individual mandate to purchase health insurance, among other provisions of Obamacare. It was a last-ditch GOP effort to pass some kind of repeal, in order to satisfy 7 years of promises to their conservative base to do so, despite the overwhelming popularity of this healthcare program benefiting the general public.