Senate Republicans vote to open debate on repealing and replacing Obamacare
- John McCain returns to vote in favor of motion to proceed to debate
- Trump says: ‘The Senate must now pass a bill and get it to my desk’
Senate Republicans on Tuesday took a tentative step toward fulfilling seven years of promises to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), something they achieved only after the dramatic return of Senator John McCain, who was diagnosed last week with brain cancer.
The procedural vote, which passed without the support of a single Democrat, allows the Senate to open debate on repealing and replacing the ACA, popularly known as Obamacare, even though it remains unclear exactly what legislation they will be voting on.