US Senator Sanders hails failure of Republican healthcare plan

Former US Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders has said he’s “delighted” to see Republican senators failing to pass the Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill.

“I am delighted to see that the disastrous Republican healthcare plan will not succeed,” he wrote in a statement on Monday night, after Republican failed to gather adequate support for the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) despite having a 52-48 majority over Democrats in the 100-member Senate.

“The American people want to proceed to healthcare for all, not see 22 million Americans thrown off of the healthcare they currently have. This is a great victory for the millions of Americans who stood up and fought back against this dangerous legislation,” he stated.

The latest GOP attempt to repeal and replace the American Care Act, former President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, was fatally wounded in the Senate when two more Republican senators voiced their…

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