The Skinny Bill has been defeated and McCain has confirmed his ‘Maverick’ reputation.
To clarify, The Health Care Freedom Act, and aren’t republicans just so damn original, was voted on in the early hours of Thursday night in America, with McCain giving his vote at the end of the night. And it was so. Damn. Dramatic.
Say what you will, man knows how to work a room.
Anyway with this Repeal’s been defeated, for now anyway. Regardless of what’s happened the republican party has been promising to repeal Obamacare for seven years, and that’s not a commitment that just gets forgotten. It’s likely the Trump administration will do their level best to sabotage Obamacare, the subsidies and such, hard-line conservative (caucuses and think-tanks alike) will continue to push for this, most likely for years.
Still I don’t doubt McConnell is looking forward to Tax reform right now. Who knows? Might even pass something.