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Obamacare Repeal Effort Abandoned By Republicans

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is moving on from health care for now. He is short on votes and time. During their weekly conference lunch on Tuesday, Republican senators decided to not take a vote on a measure that was sure to go down in defeat with three senators explicitly against it and others wavering. Referring to the latest health care bill's co-sponsors, Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, after leaving the lunch, Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas, said, "The decision was a joint one between Lindsey and Bill and the other two sponsors and also the leader that if the votes are not there, not to have the vote, but not to give up." With no Democrats supporting the repeal of Obamacare, Senate Republicans could afford to lose the support of only two of their 52 members and still pass the bill. On Monday evening, Sen. Susan Collins of Maine became the third GOP senator to publicly oppose the measure, delivering a fatal blow to what was already a last

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