GOP’s Obamacare replacement is doomed in Senate
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, said Friday he will not vote for the GOP’s plan to repeal and replace President Barack Obama’s health care law.
The Senate GOP healthcare proposal, which would scrap a number of provisions of the 2010 law, failed to garner enough support Friday to pass a vote in the Senate.
Lee said he would not support the measure.
The House passed its version of the legislation in September.
But it was unclear if the two chambers would take up the bill again.
Republicans have promised to repeal the health law, but they are not ready to take it to a vote yet.
The House bill was crafted to include provisions to replace Obamacare, but that process is still in the early stages.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R, Ky., and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R., met Friday morning to try to hammer out a deal on how to replace the Affordable Care Act.
Ryan and McConnell have said the bill is the most conservative of any House Republican proposal.
Republicans plan to hold a vote on the repeal bill Thursday.
But Democrats have said they would filibuster the vote, which could delay it for weeks.