What's Next: Health Care 'Vote-a-Rama' and the End Game

Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mc Connell at a news conference at the Capitol talking about the Senate’s decision to confirm Supreme Court justice Neil Gorsuch

Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mc Connell at a news conference at the Capitol talking about the Senate’s decision to confirm Supreme Court justice Neil Gorsuch

After the Senate voted July 25 to proceed with the health care debate, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, urged senators of both parties to "work together to advance changes that serve the common good".

Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee) expressed relief that this afternoon's vote to repeal major portions of the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA) without a replacement failed. 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. "Such changes can be made with narrower reforms that do not jeopardize the access to health care that millions now receive", he added. Instead, they got 49 votes.

Democrats were joined by seven Republicans who voted against the measure: Sens.

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In a statement following defeat of the measure on a 49-51 vote, the California Democrat says, "The American people have spoken loud and clear against the higher costs and monstrous cruelty of Trumpcare".

The initiative is how the groups - including Save My Care, Our Lives on the Line and Health Care for America Now, which are hubs of labor and progressive organizations' health care lobbying efforts - plan to gather voters' contact information, which can be used to direct those voters toward protests, town halls and more in the coming weeks and months. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was able to drum up enough conservative support to receive the 50 votes necessary to pass, with Vice President Mike Pence as the tiebreaking vote. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a replacement bill earlier this year. "It's about the 20 million Americans and counting who've gained the security and peace of mind of health insurance and the tens of millions more who benefited from upgrades like free preventive care, such as mammograms and vaccines and improvements in the quality of care in hospitals that have averted more than 100,000 deaths so far".

McConnell put the health bill on hold and announced that the Senate would move onto other legislation next week.

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