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Latest Attempt to Repeal the Obama Healthcare Act has Failed

The latest attempt to repeal the Obama-era healthcare act has failed after a dramatic night in the US Senate, reported BBC.

At least three Republicans - John McCain, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski - voted against the bill, which needed a simple majority to pass.
President Donald Trump said the three had "let the American people down".

US Senate advances on healthcare, with dramatic return by McCain

U.S. Senate Republicans narrowly agreed on July 25 to open debate on a bill to end Obamacare, but the party's seven-year effort to roll back Democratic President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law still faces significant hurdles.

The Senate deadlocked 50-50 on moving forward with the healthcare debate, forcing Vice President Mike Pence to cast the tie-breaking vote.

Senate Republicans to Open Debate on Obamacare Eepeal After 51-50 Vote

The US Senate voted 51-50 Tuesday to proceed with a debate on Republican plans to repeal Barack Obama's health care reforms, according to France24.

The vote was a victory for President Donald Trump, who spent weeks cajoling, strong-arming and warning Republicans to get on board with his effort to overhaul Obamacare.

US Republicans divided over next healthcare steps after new setback

Republicans in the U.S. Congress were in chaos over healthcare legislation after a second attempt to pass a bill in the Senate collapsed late on July 17, with President Donald Trump calling for an outright repeal of Obamacare and others seeking a change in direction toward bipartisanship.