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July 25, 2017  

The U.S. Senate takes a pivotal vote today. With Sen. John McCain, recently diagnosed with brain cancer, on hand to personally cast his vote, the Senate is expected to decide whether to open formal debate yet again on repealing and replacing Obamacare.

House Republicans have tried more than 50 times to tinker with or torpedo Obamacare since it went into effect in 2009, but with President Donald Trump and predominantly Republican-controlled state legislatures backing the repeal-and replace demand, Republicans in Congress feel compelled to fall in line. Democrats, however, have beaten back every major challenge to Obamacare, which they consider a historic accomplishment of the party.

Even if the Republicans succeed with today’s vote, none of them, including Trump, can say what their replacement for Obamacare is. 

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