Two More GOP Senators Voting Against Healthcare Bill

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had tried to 'instruct' his fellow Republican Senators not to speak out publicly against the healthcare bill.  Presumably, this was to build support and convince the folks on the fence that he had the votes.  However, Susan Collins (R-ME) and Rand Paul (R-KY) had already publicly stated their opposition to the plan, which meant all fifty of the remaining GOP Senators needed to vote yes for the healthcare bill to move forward.

The breaking news tonight is that Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) will not vote for the bill, effectively killing any chance it has to pass.  The public declaration flies in the face of what McConnell had wanted, which shows his ever weakening position as leader.  The Republicans are now down to 48 possible votes and we're hearing that number is tenuous at best. 

The bill can be re-written, of course, but the more they cave to the moderate wing of the Republican party, the more they lose the hardcore right.  Their new, ridiculous idea now seems to be to repeal Obamacare, but with a two year delay.  That way, these clown politicians can claim to their constituents that they repealed Obamacare as promised, but give themselves two years to figure out how to replace it.

The problem, besides them playing politics with America's healthcare system, is that Obamacare is not really the problem.  The issue is far greater than ACA as the entire healthcare system is broken.  The government is not going to fix it; neither side will even work with the other and all of them are more concerned with scoring political points than reaching across the aisle to get something done.
If the GOP is successful in repealing Obamacare with a two year lag, or something to that effect, you can bet that they won't even touch the issue until the self-imposed deadline.  By then, so much may have changed.  We may have a new president (hopefully) and Congress may be in the hands of the Democrats.  Both are rather unlikely, but it would very much change the landscape of the bill.