By the narrowest of margins, the Senate’s latest vote for a stripped down ACA repeal bill, which was dubbed a “skinny” repeal, was shot down. Now the GOP faces some tough questions about the likelihood of its “repeal-and-replace” efforts.
By a 49-51 margin, the skinny repeal legislation was defeated. That was one vote shy of what was needed to pass the bill. The deciding vote was cast by Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who returned from cancer treatment last week to vote “yes” to an unusual procedural move to open the ACA repeal for debate.
Following his no vote,