Mitch McConnell delayed a vote to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act until the Senate returned from its Independence Day break. The Senate Majority Leader’s plan to negotiate with conservative and moderate G-O-P members during the break failed to produce an agreement. Now he is discussing working with Democrats to improve Obamacare.
Democrats were quick to claim McConnell’s comments as proof Obamacare can be fixed. The president has called it “dead.” Democrats blamed seven years of G-O-P attempts to repeal the law for rising costs and a declining number of insurance providers participating.
Susan Collins from Maine is one of several Republican senators expressing interest in a bipartisan solution. In a tweet the Senator wrote, “I want to work with my GOP and Dem colleagues to fix the flaws in the Affordable Care Act.”