The only Republicans voting No on the Motion to Proceed were Sens. Collins and Murkowski. The other weasels (Sens. Heller, Portman, Capito) apparently didn't get their "get out of voting free card" from the despicable Sen. Mitch "Missy" McConnell. Disgracefully, Sen. John McCain, who receives excellent care through his government health insurance, came back to Washington following his cancer surgery and voted to proceed along with the rest of the knuckle- draggers (hero!) Now, they'll go through the motions of debating Republican bills to repeal or gut Obamacare, an unknown version of which they're expected to vote on:
At least three options appear to be on the table, and each of them might be debated on the Senate floor.
One is McConnell’s Better Care Reconciliation Act, which the Congressional Budget Office projects would result in 22 million fewer people with health coverage by 2026. It would eliminate many Affordable Care Act provisions and “replace” them with new reforms that would offer less help getting coverage to a smaller number of Americans, and it would cut Medicaid funding by more than one-quarter.
There’s also the Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act ― potentially leading to 32 million more uninsured, according to the budget office ― which would undo central components of the Affordable Care Act without any form of replacement.
At the eleventh hour, however, another contender appears to have emerged, which has been dubbed a “skinny” repeal bill.Haven't heard of the "skinny" repeal bill? The Congressional Budget Office has:
CBO on repealing the individual mandate ("skinny repeal"): 20% premium spike and 15 million uninsured increase.https://t.co/mMOEqnuAIZ— Larry Levitt (@larry_levitt) July 25, 2017
Damn these horrible, slimy, lying, sociopathic bastard weasels to hell.
BONUS: Any West Virginians out there can especially thank Sen. Capito for being a craven coward --
Perhaps the most striking vote was cast by West Virginia's Shelley Moore Capito (R), who assured voters just last week, "I will only vote to proceed to repeal legislation if I am confident there is a replacement plan that addresses my concerns." She appears to have broken her word: there is no replacement plan that addresses her concerns, but Capito voted the way her party told her to on the motion to proceed anyway.