Obamacare repeal failed: GOP Skinny Repeal Bill goes down in flames

BREAKING: Trumpcare, for now, is dead. Republicans’ last attempt, the Skinny Repeal Bill, to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA) aka Obamacare failed in spectacular fashion.

Three Republican Senators voted against the GOP’s Skinny Repeal Bill, Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins, and John McCain ultimately killing Obamacare’s repeal. These Republicans are heroes. They bucked the evil that their party was about to impose on many Americans. They likely saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans. They did the moral thing.


The vote was held up for some time as the vice president attempted to convince John McCain to vote in the affirmative. He was not successful. President Trump was unsuccessful in his threat to Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski. She stood firm.

Obamacare is now more popular than not. Trumpcare is only supported by 17% of the population. It would have been a dereliction of duty to pass the bill.

Republican Senate Majority Leader said it is time to move on.Democratic Senate Minority Leader called for bipartisanship to improve the Obamacare. Senator Ted Cruz said that when Senators hear from their constituents, they will be bound to return and attempt to pass Trumpcare again.

In fact, soon after the vote, Donald Trump further revealed his evil character as he tweeted about letting Obamacare implode. He has little concern for the American people.

Here are the comments from various politicians.

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)

Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)

Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT)

Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY)

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

The grassroots rose up. They were successful this time in giving Democrats the spine to stand firm and forced a few Republicans to bolt their party on this vote. The grassroots must, however, keep up the pressure on all their politicians. It is not the time to rejoice. There are many more progressive policies to defend. There is an election in 2018 to prepare for now. We must work towards passing a Single-Payer Medicare for All health care system.

Until Right Wing ideologues intent on dismantling America’s social safety net are removed from office, the resistance must persist.

This article originally posted at EgbertoWillies.com.