BREAKING: The Senate has dealt a devastating setback to the Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare, defeating a GOP “skinny repeal” bill early Friday morning.
The bill would mean 16 million more people would be uninsured by 2026 than under Obamacare, the Congressional Budget Office said in a report released late Thursday night.
Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois) offered this statement moments after the bill failed:
“I am glad the majority of my colleagues agree that legislation that would have robbed millions of working Americans of their health insurance and caused healthcare expenses for working families to skyrocket will not become law. Now is the time to set Trumpcare and partisanship aside and start working on the fixes to the Affordable Care Act that both parties can support to improve our nation’s healthcare system.”