McConnell Says Republicans May Try Again to Repeal Obamacare After Midterm Elections
Depending on how the Republicans do in the upcoming midterm elections, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said yesterday that they may try again to repeal Obamacare. McConnell said in Reuters interview about making another attempt: "If we had the votes to completely start over, we'd do it," adding that it depends, quote, "on what happens in a couple weeks." He said that failing to repeal the Affordable Care Act is the, quote, "one disappointment of this Congress."
The Republicans made several attempts to repeal Obamacare after Donald Trump become president in 2017 and they also had control of both the House and the Senate, but were never able to do so. Although a bill did get through the House, the Senate wasn't able to manage it. They came close to passing the so-called "skinny repeal bill," which would have ended large parts of Obamacare without a replacement, with the goal of opening negotiations with the House on creating a replacement for the health care law. But three Republicans doomed it by voting no: Senators Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and the late John McCain.