Tuesday, July 25, 2017

McCain Coming Back For Senate Healthcare Vote

Whoa not so fast Donald. It's Tuesday, July 25, 2017 9:17 am as I type this post. I want to go on record and see if this happens.

I'm thinking Senator John McCain has come back for the sole reason of voting against Obamacare repeal. I may be completely wrong, but if he does... you heard it here first. Wonder what Donald will tweet about the Senator if he does?

UPDATE (07/25/2017 3:15 PM)
McCain voted in favor on a motion to proceed to debate, but in his speech after it won approval said he will vote against the bill as it now stands

UPDATE (07/26/2017 4:03 PM)
Republican senators including John McCain kill off full repeal of Obamacare

UPDATE (07/28/2017 1:57 AM)
The Senate shot down a “skinny repeal” of the Affordable Care Act-- "Three Republicans — Sens. John McCain, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins — voted with Democrats on the key amendment, putting the bill to rest after hours of debate."


Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement today on voting “no” on the so-called “skinny repeal” of Obamacare:

“From the beginning, I have believed that Obamacare should be repealed and replaced with a solution that increases competition, lowers costs, and improves care for the American people. The so-called ‘skinny repeal’ amendment the Senate voted on today would not accomplish those goals. While the amendment would have repealed some of Obamacare’s most burdensome regulations, it offered no replacement to actually reform our health care system and deliver affordable, quality health care to our citizens. The Speaker's statement that the House would be ‘willing’ to go to conference does not ease my concern that this shell of a bill could be taken up and passed at any time.

“I’ve stated time and time again that one of the major failures of Obamacare was that it was rammed through Congress by Democrats on a strict-party line basis without a single Republican vote. We should not make the mistakes of the past that has led to Obamacare’s collapse, including in my home state of Arizona where premiums are skyrocketing and health care providers are fleeing the marketplace. We must now return to the correct way of legislating and send the bill back to committee, hold hearings, receive input from both sides of aisle, heed the recommendations of nation’s governors, and produce a bill that finally delivers affordable health care for the American people. We must do the hard work our citizens expect of us and deserve.”

I told you three days ago this would happen!

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