Senate Republicans fail to pass Obamacare replacement bill

The US Republican Party has called for the repealing of the American Care Act, former President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, after failing to gather adequate support for its replacement bill.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday night that his party had failed to unite behind the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) despite having a 52-48 majority over Democrats in the 100-member Senate.

“Regretfully, it’s now apparent that the effort to repeal and immediately replace the failure of Obamacare will not be successful,” he said in a statement, noting that the senators would soon be voting on repealing the law.

McConnell said the replacement for the ACA, or Obamacare, would come after a “two-year delay to provide for a stable transition period to a patient-centered health care system that gives Americans access to quality, affordable care.”

He noted that Congress had already voted for a repeal in 2015 only to be vetoed by…

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