Early this morning, the Senate voted against the “skinny repeal” of several provisions of the Affordable Care Act by a vote of 51 to 49. Three Republicans joined the Democrats in voting against the bill that would have repealed the individual mandate, the employer mandate, several of the taxes that fund the ACA, and key protections of health benefits. Senator John McCain released a statement on why he voted against the bill, siting the lack of a replacement plan that would reform health care. He urged congress to take the bill back to committee, get input from multiple sources, and come up with “a bill that finally delivers affordable health care for the American people.”
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