Repeal and replace with… nothing?

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The GOP’s Healthcare Bill is dead.  The kicker?  Republicans say they are still working to repeal the Affordable Care Act, even without a replacement.  

Republican leadership announced plans to repeal the bill even without a replacement after their Senate Healthcare Bill failed to get enough support.  Democrats say the President’s plan is not acceptable, and urge republicans to work across the aisle to fix health care in a bi-partisan way.

Senator Chuck Schumer (D), New York, says, “The President is playing a dangerous game…  [he] wants to throw up his hands rather than roll up [his] sleeves and solve [the] problem.”

Senator Rand Paul (R) Kentucky, says, “I’m in favor [of] moving forward with partial repeal and continuing to try and get rid of the rest of the bad elements of Obamacare that have driven prices up.”

The President has invited all GOP Senators to the White House for a lunch meeting, but he may already be looking ahead to the mid-term elections, saying he’ll need more republicans elected in  2018 to pass a replacement bill.

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