[Ed. – These senators didn’t all vote no for the same reasons. Collins, Graham, Murkowski — scared of any actual repeal. Cotton, Lee — too little information about the bill; included reforms are too weak. This was not the “full-stop repeal” bill; it was the BCRA.]
The Senate on Wednesday continues to debate and vote on amendments to a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. They will first vote to consider a measure that would repeal major provisions of the health law but would not provide a replacement for it. It will require 60 votes to overcome budget rule objections and is not expected to pass.
On Tuesday night, a version of a repeal and replace plan, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act, failed to overcome a parliamentary objection that the bill had not yet been scored by the Congressional Budget Office.