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"The current proposals are simply unacceptable as written, and any attempts to repeal the ACA (Affordable Care Act) without a concurrent replacement is also unacceptable", he said in a July 25 statement. "Our lives depend on it, and our senators promised to protect us - now we promise to make sure their constituents know how they voted".

Typically, legislation in the Senate requires 60 votes or more to avoid a filibuster. Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.), Susan Collins (Maine), Dean Heller (Nev.), John McCain (Ariz.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), and Rob Portman (Ohio) with a final vote of 55-45, according to CNN. Cornyn called on Democrats to help build a bipartisan health care bill, arguing that "could be the beginning of that healing process" for a "polarized" institution.

In response to the recent blitz of votes of US Senate Republicans regarding their efforts to endanger healthcare for almost 33 million individuals, Sen.

But Republican efforts to repeal and replace the ACA under Trump have been created to pick "winners and losers" as well, Zolbrod added. That was just short of the 50 votes needed to pass the bill.

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Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer of NY, minority leader, stressed that Democrats had been "locked out" of the recent health care debate and he warned that the Republican plan will "certainly mean drastic cuts" in Medicaid and would cause many to lose health care insurance.

Former President Barack Obama is crediting everyone who "mobilized, organized and made their voices heard" for derailing Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Her counterpart in the Senate, Chuck Schumer of NY, said after the votes that Democrats who resisted the GOP legislation "are not celebrating".

The U.S. Senate rejected an amendment Wednesday afternoon proposed by Sen. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a replacement bill earlier this year. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, majority leader, urged fellow senators not to let this moment slip by. "I regret that our efforts were not enough, this time". The vote was 49-51 with three Republicans joining all Democrats in voting 'no'.

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