Three GOP Senators Take Down ‘Skinny Repeal’
They’re back to square one. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had hoped to get enough votes for his ‘skinny repeal’ — which scrapped the individual and employer insurance mandates and was expected to raise premiums 20 percent — even as he assured senators it wouldn’t immediately become law. But even those hopes were dashed when Sen. John McCain joined Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Sen. Susan Collins to give it the thumbs-down in a suspenseful late-night vote. Now the GOP may be forced to consider bipartisan cooperation on health care.